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One of my favorite food is raw oyster. Oyster is an appetizing food loaded with plenty of health benefits. Oysters provide an abundance of vitamins and minerals, high protein content and is low in fat and cholesterol. It is also a rich source of zinc, one of the minerals required for the production of testosterone.

Oyster is rich in iron, calcium and vitamin A meant for good vision. It is reputable a good source of protein. The protein found in oysters is high in tyrosine, an amino acid used by the brain to help regulate mood and adapt to stress. A plus for oysters is that it is low in fat and calories. A serving of oysters contains merely 2 grams of fat.

Oysters contains the most concentrated natural source of zinc, which is essential to maintaining a strong immune system, supports wound healing, maintains the senses of taste and smell. Zinc deficiency can result in symptoms such as slow growth, poor appetite, decreased wound healing, loss of hair, impaired senses of taste and smell, more frequent infections.

Oysters help to maintain collagen and elastin fibers that give skin its firmness and help prevent sagging and wrinkles. It is a known aphrodisiac because it is rich in amino acids that trigger increased levels of sex hormones. Another reason is that high zinc content of oyster aids in the production of testosterone. That's why they are sometimes referred as erotic foods.

I do like my raw oysters with some lemon juice on them, do you?

Stacy8989 Stacy8989 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 20, 2010

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Love oysters. However, I used to work with a Deputy US Marshall, ex-Airborne, huge guy whom you'd not want to get crosswise with; but, he was positvely scared of oysters. Couldn't even take seeing them.

Very informative. Absolutely with a lemon. Served raw in a small plate or bucket of ice. With some fresh bread and butter on the side... and for this summer only, preferable to me on the mediterranean =) Nice choice!

I have not had oysters in years. I have to try some again.

Thanks for reminding me.



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Wow! I didnt know oysters was that nutritious. I'm definitely considering including it in my diet