In conjunction with our series of "A Shucking Good Time" oyster parties, we'd like to share a few reasons you need to have oysters in your life right now. Here are some serious health benefits of eating oysters!
If you'd like to get in on these yummy benefits, check out our party page for the next installments of "A Shucking Good Time" happening the first Saturday/Sunday of every month at exciting locations around KL!
Back to oysters - why do we love them? Here are Boozeat's top five reasons:
They are an aphrodisiac
We all love some good sexytime and oysters can help with that! Oysters contain more zinc per serving than most other foods, and zinc is a key mineral for men's sexual health. A lack of zinc in men could lead to impotence, so when it comes to slurping oysters, don't hold back.
Furthermore, some studies have found that oysters contain rare amino acids that trigger the increase of sex hormones that can really get you going.
Oysters are good for your heart (and soul)
They are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, magnesium and potassium, which can help reduce the risk of heart-related problems. They also help reduce the risk of stroke and lower your blood pressure and cholesterol.
Combine that with the soul-nourishing enjoyment of slurping raw oysters with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in hand - ahhh bliss! Why not reward yourself with some of this goodness? Don't wait!
Oysters are rich in protein
A 3-ounce serving of oysters contain up to 16 grams of protein. Considering the fact that oysters are also low in fat, they make a really good source of protein in your diet. Protein is crucial because it helps repair tissue and muscle, aids immune functions, as well as hormone synthesis.
They are rich in vitamins
Oysters contain Vitamn B12, B6, A, D, E and K. They also contain thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and folate! That's quite a lot of nutritious sounding stuff. Vitamin B12 actually aids brain function, and helps the forming of DNA. The B vitamins also help your body release energy from fats, carbs and proteins.
Oysters can help increase energy levels
A 3-ounce serving of oysters contains up to 6mg of iron, which is one third of the total amount you need in a day. This amount of iron is even more potent than iron in steaks! Iron helps carry precious oxygen to millions of cells throughout the body. Without enough iron, the human body will not be able to produce enough oxygen-carrying red blood cells, resulting in conditions like anemia.
Still not convinced? Join us at an upcoming Boozeat oyster party for a great time! Enjoy great company with free flowing oysters and Sauvignon Blanc. One thing's for sure - an afternoon of fun and laughter is surely good for the soul!