If you are a fan of Sea-Food, then there is no way on earth you haven't heard about Oysters. But for the benefit of those unaware of what Oysters are, we are not just going to have a look at what Oysters are but going to look at some health benefits of consuming these marine molluscs.
Before we digress to the main point of making this article, let's first of all see what Oysters are both in pictorial form and also textual explanation.
Oyster is a name for a number of different families of salt-water molluscs that live in marine habitats. Some of them are irregular in shape while some are highly calcified. They are wonderful sea molluscs that is not just edible but also highly nutritious. Below are some of the nutritious components of these molluscs.
Health Benefits of Consuming Oysters;
1. Oysters are packed with numerous nutrients of which includes Omega-3 fatty acids, a family of polyunsaturated fats that play important roles in the human body. Some of the amazing roles of this nutrient is that, it keeps the brain and heart healthy and also reduces your chances of having inflammation.
People that eat foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids have the lowest chances of suffering diabetes and also some heart related diseases. Oysters are packed with Omega-3 fatty acid, so consuming these molluscs should be a yes yes.
2. Asides Omega-3 fatty acid, Oysters are packed with other vitamins such as Vitamin B12, a nutrient that is highly important for optimal nervous system maintenance, metabolism and cell formation in the human body. Many adults are often deficient in this vitamin and as such, eating oysters is also highly beneficial.
3. Oysters contain Vitamin D; this is a nutrient important in the body for the formation of bones and also maintenance of the immune system. This is also an advantage of consuming Oysters.
4. Oysters contain Zinc; oysters also bring zinc to the nutrients game. Zinc plays a vital role in immune system health, metabolism and cell growth.
Now that you have read the Health benefits of consuming Oysters, I believe you won't take it for granted next time you see it in the market. Oysters are also very delicious and yummy, so I see no reason why you shouldn't give this interesting gift of nature a bite.
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