Oysters pack a nutritional punch that benefits us all year round

Just because the festive season has come to a close doesn’t mean we should stop enjoying the delicacies it brings, especially oysters. Far from being just a holiday treat, oysters pack a nutritional punch that benefits us all year round.

Take, for instance, the humble oyster. Not only is it a treat for the taste buds, but it’s also a powerhouse of essential nutrients. Rich in zinc, it’s a guardian for your eyes, protecting the retina and ensuring your vision stays sharp. The vitamin B12 content is another feather in its cap, acting as a shield against memory loss and keeping your cognitive functions in check.

But that’s not all. Oysters are brimming with iodine, iron, phosphorus, and magnesium – a cocktail of minerals that fortify your body in various ways. And when it comes to protein, a dozen of these shellfish, particularly the No. 3 size with their flesh and natural juices, can rival a 100-gram steak. They even match a glass of milk in providing your daily calcium needs.

The marvels of oysters extend beyond their flesh. In the world of high-end cosmetics, nothing from the oyster goes to waste. Extracts and powdered shell find their way into skincare products, offering a touch of luxury and the promise of rejuvenation.

So, the next time you think of oysters, remember they’re not just for special occasions. They’re a year-round treasure trove of health benefits, and even their shells carry a touch of elegance into the world of beauty.

Source : “Les Echos”. Link here.