The Health Benefits of Eating Oysters

Oysters have always been a Maryland favorite, and you can get the best oysters right here at Catonsville gourmet! If their delicious taste isn’t enough incentive for you, here are some facts about the healthy benefits you can enjoy from eating oysters.

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Immune System Benefits


You’ll get no shortage of zinc from consuming oysters. A cup of raw oysters contains a whopping 650% of the daily recommended value for zinc, more than enough for your body to replenish its supply. Zinc is used in several bodily functions, but its most important role is in boosting your immune system. You know what they say. An oyster a day keeps the doctor away. On a related note, according to the Resources Defense Council, oysters are one of the least contaminated types of seafood, meaning you don’t have to worry about mercury or other contaminants.


Energy Boost


Oysters contain high amounts of the vitamin B-12, as well as moderate amounts of riboflavin and niacin. B vitamins release energy by breaking down carbohydrates in the body, but they’re water soluble which means you need to replenish your supply throughout the day. What better way to do so than with a couple half shells?


Intergumentary System Benefits


Intergalactic oyster what? Though it sounds like rocket science, the intergumentary system is actually just the scientific name for the things your body uses on the outside to protect the inside. These things include skin, nails, and hair. Oysters contain moderate amounts of protein, which is important in the function of the intergumentary system, among other things. The proteins found in oysters are complete proteins, meaning they contain all of the essential amino acids and don’t have to be combined with other foods to create a complete protein.


So how has your diet been recently? If you’re like many of us, you might not be getting all of the nutrients your body needs. So come on down to Catonsville Gourmet for the freshest oysters in town and get those zinc levels back up! Or if your in the mood for other seafood or gourmet food, come down for dinner and check out our great raw bar.





Catonsville Gourmet: The Best Fresh Seafood in the Baltimore Area

Catonsville Gourmet is the perfect destination for fresh seafood, from crabmeat to rockfish to today’s fresh catch, in the Baltimore area. We offer the freshest seafood, delectable prepared foods, gourmet products and a unique dining experience.

Catonsville Gourmet’s goal is to offer impeccably fresh seafood, angus beef, delectable prepared foods, gourmet products and a unique dining experience close to home.

If you have any questions, please contact Catonsville Gourmet by calling 410-788-0005 or visit today! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest.

Location: 829 Frederick Rd. Catonsville, MD. 21228



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