Enjoy Seasonal Shellfish for Better Health

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    November 06, 2015 13:27

    Oysters, scallops and mussels are in season in November, and besides being delicious they have a plethora of health benefits.

    Oysters are low in calories but rich in calcium, iron and copper, so they are good for sufferers from anemia. They are also a reputed aphrodisiac, perhaps because the zinc they contain promotes sperm production.

    Scallops are rich in essential amino acids such as lysine, leucine and arginine, so they are helpful for the growth and development of children. As scallops contain a lot of protein, they are good to eat with vegetables.

    Mussels, meanwhile, can slow the aging process. Rich in calcium, potassium, vitamins and iron, they are highly nutritious. Potassium helps eliminate salt from the body, while minerals and vitamins promote blood circulation, which can help prevent aging.

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