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You may enjoy Lowcountry Cups just for the taste, but did you know there are numerous health benefits to eating oysters? They’re one of Earth’s most delicious foods that can be enjoyed raw, grilled, steamed, or fried! Plus, they can be incorporated into dozens of different dishes from many cuisines. This makes them a great replacement for many other less sustainable forms of meat! So, just what are the health benefits of oysters?

First, they’re a great source of essential vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds. They’re an excellent source of protein, vitamin D, zinc, iron and copper, and also have high levels of Vitamin C, phosphorus, niacin and riboflavin. These essential nutrients are key in helping our body function properly. The benefits don’t stop there. Oysters are packed with antioxidants, healthy cholesterol and omega-3 fatty acids. Some people even consider oysters a superfood!

Due to the high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids, oysters are great for your heart health. They’ve been proven to reduce plaque accumulation in the blood vessels. We’ve only got one heart so make sure you take care of it! Too, the vitamin E contained in oysters also strengthens cellular membranes, further protecting you against heart disease. 

If keeping your heart healthy wasn’t enough to convince you to consume copious amounts of Lowcountry Cups, we have more health benefits for you! Oysters contain high amounts of potassium and magnesium which can help lower blood pressure; meanwhile, the iron they contain will help form new red blood cells, boost the metabolic rate, and defend against conditions like anemia.

We can’t forget to mention that the wealth of calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, and selenium will help to strengthen your bone durability. Your immune system even gets a boost from eating these tasty treats. The antioxidants contained in oysters will help fight free radicals, reducing your risk of heart disease and premature aging. Oysters have quite a bit going on for them!

While we can’t condone oysters as a full meal replacement, we can hope that you’ll enjoy them in moderation! Our sustainably raised and farmed oysters can provide you with all of the health benefits outlined above. We even deliver fresh, raw oysters to your doorstep! What are you waiting for? Start reaping their health benefits today!

 

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