Properties and benefits of oysters, an exquisite seafood that is traditionally eaten raw since if it is cooked it tends to lose most of its most important nutritional virtues.
The seafood is characterized as a nutritious and healthy food, which consumed moderately and properties brings benefits to our body. Of course, we must be careful about abusing seafood, since it can cause high uric acid levels.
On previous occasions we have talked to you both about the benefits of clams and about the benefits of scallops, two foods that are especially rich in vitamins and minerals.
However, if there is such a well-known and characteristic shellfish, these are oysters. Taking into account that traditionally oysters were eaten raw and without chewing, it is essential that the oysters are very fresh and even if they are eaten raw they must be alive.
This is because if they are cooked they can lose most of their virtues, so it is better to always eat oysters farmed more than those that are raised in the wild (in recent years it has been discovered that these types of oysters contain levels of pollutants that in large doses can be very toxic to our health).
Benefits of oysters:
The oysters are rich seafood in omega-3 fatty acids, which are interesting when caring cardiovascular system, and prevent cardiovascular disease.
It is especially rich in minerals, especially zinc, a mineral that helps to enhance fertility, improves the immune system (it is especially useful to strengthen the immune system), cares for the skin and helps in the natural healing of wounds.
Its ceramide and mineral content protect against different types of cancer, while its high iron content helps not only to prevent anemia, but also to increase our body’s natural resistance to infections.
How to prepare oysters to enjoy their properties?
To enjoy the main properties of oysters, the best option is to consume them raw (if so, they must be very fresh, even the best thing is that they are alive).
To give them a better flavor we can add a little lemon juice or chopped chives.