Slimy, briny, delicious oysters. These mollusks are a genuine diamond in the rough. While they might seem gross to some, it is a true example of a superfood. Not only are these powerful little guys great at helping to keep our beloved bay healthy and clean, but they will keep your body working its best as well.
With high levels of magnesium and potassium oysters can help to lower blood pressure and relax blood vessels. Meanwhile, a whopping dose of vitamin E increases the strength and flexibility of your cell membranes. All of this works together to help the heart by reducing plaque and preventing it from binding to the blood vessel and artery walls. All the more reason to indulge in seafood this summer!
WIth tons of zinc, oysters are also great for improved eye health! ZInc is one of the minerals that ensures that adequate pigment is produced in the retina, which means stronger eyesight as a decrease in pigmentation is often related to issues with the central visual field.
Improves Brain Function
The same zinc that helps eyes with the addition of B12, omega three fatty acids, and iron all help to sustain and enhance brain function. These can help with focus and concentration, so that are especially good if you have a detail-oriented job.
Increased zinc intake has been linked to improved mood in several studies. While the correlation is still under investigation, it was found that increased zinc levels are attributed to lower levels of anxiety and depression as well as reduced anger and irritability.
Finally, oysters are a great way to boost your immune system naturally! Because of their high levels of vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids they are a quick and easy way to improve your health.
YOUR SEAFOOD DESTINATION THIS SUMMER
Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.
You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube!
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