We consume them mainly during the holidays, for their iodine flavor and for their delicious flesh. And yet, we should consume them more often!
Indeed, oysters are an extremely rich food in vitamins and trace elements.
Low in fat, rich in protein, the oyster, beyond its taste characteristics, it has many interests for our health.
So discover several good reasons to indulge yourself all year round with good oysters!
THE OYSTER LOW IN CALORIES, BUT FOOD
Are you afraid of gaining weight? With oysters, no fear to have!
For a dozen of this molluscs, count almost 10 g of protein and only 2 g of lipid, or less than 100 kcal.
Thus, oysters are one of the richest protein foods after red meat. In addition, lipids, present in oysters, are mostly unsaturated fatty acids (omega 3).
These good fats help reduce bad cholesterol and thus prevent certain cardiovascular diseases.
By containing between 35 and 50 mg per 100 g, oysters are among the least cholesterol-rich foods.
THE OYSTER A RISK MOLLUSQUE IN VITAMINS AND MINERALS (OLIGO-ELEMENTS)
Very rich in minerals and trace elements, the oyster consumed regularly avoids any type of deficiency.
They contain in particular:
Phosphorus | 95 mg/100 g | a mineral that gives energy
Calcium | 77.9 mg/100 g
Zinc | 26.8 mg/100 g | zinc stimulates immune defenses
Iron | 2.1 mg/100 g | useful for preventing anemia
Copper |1.4 mg/100 g
Manganese | 1 mg/100 g
Vitamins B12, B2 and B3 | contribute to energy production
Vitamin A | antioxidant
With all these trace elements and vitamins, oysters preserve our health and contribute to the proper functioning of our body.
So don't stop at the holiday season oysters, we eat them every week!
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