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3 Health Benefits of Oysters from Seafood Restaurants in Orange Beach

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Sunny days and white sand beaches await those who visit the coast of Alabama, and whether you are relaxing on the beach or enjoying the thriving night life you are going to end up with an appetite for seafood. Everyone who visits knows that the seafood restaurants in Orange Beach are some of the best in the world, and that their oysters are to die for.

It doesn’t matter if you order up an oyster Po boy sandwich, smoked oysters, deep fried oysters, oysters Rockefeller, or an oyster platter full of a variety of ways to serve the tasty mollusk, you are in for a tasty treat. As if their delectable nature isn’t enough, here are three health benefits of oysters to give you even more to feel good about when dining on the coast.

Health Benefits of Oysters

Oysters Are an Aphrodisiac

There’s a good reason for this and, no, it’s not a myth. Oysters are loaded with zinc and, in fact, 3 ounces of oysters (roughly 12 or so oysters depending on size) contain 66.8mg (445% DV) of zinc. Not only does zinc improve libido and sexual performance in men, but it also does the same for women. It can improve sperm count and their swimming ability, and for women, it can help to regulate and balance the combination of testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen.

Lack of zinc in men can lead to erectile dysfunction and impotence, so it’s recommended that men, especially 40 years old and above, get more of this important mineral into their body.

Oysters Are Good for Your Heart

Oysters can help to reduce plaque that builds up on the arteries, and the magnesium and potassium inside of them can help to relax blood vessels and lower blood pressure. The higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids present in oysters help to lower bad cholesterol while giving your body more of the good kind.

Oysters Improve Brain Function

If you are feeling foggy or having difficulty in concentrating, you might want to get more oysters into your diet. Since research has demonstrated that zinc and iron deficiency can reduce the ability to concentrate and can negatively affect the memory, it’s good to know that oysters are high in both of these essential nutrients. The omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12 found in oysters also contribute to its positive effects on the brain.

If you happen to be visiting Orange Beach seafood restaurants, in the near future, you should most definitely give their amazing oysters a try!

Top 10 Foods Highest in Zinc, healthaliciousness.com
8 Wonderful Benefits of Oysters, organicfacts.net
Top 10 Health Benefits of Oysters, healthfitnessrevolution.com