Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning oysters and the outdoors.
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Learn about Oysters and Outdoors Not everybody likes these slippery little mussels but for oyster fans the world over it may surprise you to know that the dozen of the best might be a welcome addition to your weekly diet. Oysters have a reputation eaten in candle light with a glass of champagne they are the mythical food of lovers. Right up there with strawberries and to chocolate, oysters have earned this right probably due to their amazing levels of zinc which is great for the health of the human reproductive system. One serving of oysters will give you three times as much zinc as a medium beef steak. In fact eating just four medium oysters per day will give you the recommended daily allowance of zinc, calcium, iron and magnesium. Not to mention a welcome boost in B vitamins plus vitamin C, A and D. About ten percent of the population is suffering from zinc deficiency, this mineral is essential for the optimal functioning of the immune system. Throat and mouth cancer a link to low levels of zinc, now you know what to order for your on tray, four oysters a day that sounds a bit over indulgent doesn’t? No need to feel guilty, oysters is naturally low in lipids making them light in calories, just 57 calories per serve. Each little oyster provides the happy diner with one gram of protein for long lasting energy. These sea creatures are particularly high in a protein called tyrosine which is used the brain to regulates mood and cope with stress. Scientist in Japan has just discovered that this shell fish also lowers bad cholesterol and may help dilate blood vessels. Improving circulation and fending off heart disease. Oysters are one of nature’s super foods, there is no doubt about it whether you like them in ancient Greeks styles swiftly simmered in golden honey or sautéed lightly in champagne with goat cheese or simply freshly plucked from the local rocks. Oysters offer a bounty of vitamins and minerals for shellfish lovers. And if all that slime is not to your taste, there is a dry powdered oyster meat supplement at the health food store just for you. Sitting coot up in a square office space or classroom for any length of time is bound to inspire a leg featuring case of Cabin Fever. There is nothing like the great outdoors to motivate the brain not to mention gets the blood pumping. Space impacts on psychology in ways where you just starting to understand. Look around the great outdoors and notice that not one single perfect straight line or perfectly symmetrical circle exists in nature. They are figments of our imagination that we have made manifest in the architecture with which we surround ourselves. Do our brains function more calmly and efficiently amid more organic shapes and colors? A recent study on children suffering from ADHD discovered that symptoms were greatly reduced after outdoor playing sessions. There was a link with the color green too; the children playing in the greenest environments were the calmest. When brought back into the classroom they were able to focus on learning. For the rest of us, getting out of the office with some good old fashioned exercise can only do us good. Obesity rates are soaring costing governments millions of dollars per year. Obesity is just about to overtake smoking as the number one cause of death in the developed world. So get the lungs pumping, soak up some much needed vitamin D. And remember you were a child of the great outdoors not the little square box. Oysters may contain high levels of mercury or dioxins if grown in contaminated waters. Know where your oysters come from.