Oysters are a superfood!
What is in oysters that makes them so special? Minerals! Specifically zinc! I love oysters, but luckily they contain an optimal blend of minerals that help you lose weight and balance your hormones by supporting your thyroid.
The mineral in charge here is zinc. Oysters also contain a good amount of Selenium. Why not just take a zinc or selenium pill? Because taking zinc and other minerals in isolation can reduce copper and alter all of your minerals. It is very easy to overdose on selenium and other minerals if you take them in an isolated form as opposed to food.
Oysters, because of their high mineral content, especially zinc, improve thyroid function. It helps convert T4 into the fat-burning T3!
A healthy thyroid keeps estrogen in check.
Also, having a high-functioning thyroid helps to reduce estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance promotes weight gain, and also slows the conversion of T3, also slowing metabolism.
Oysters can also support mood and reduce depression, support immune function, and May even help with taste and smell loss. My favorite way to get to eat oysters is Oysters Rockafeller!
Oysters Rockafeller is super easy to make, taking less than 30 minutes!
Rinse your oysters then use a butter knife to pry off the back. Lay them on a bed of coarse salt on a baking tray to keep them from tipping over too much. Add crushed garlic to each half shell, then top with grated parmesan cheese. Broil for 5 minutes and Enjoy!