Yes, oysters. These briny bivalves outmatch all other foods when it comes to zinc content. “Zinc plays a role in enzyme activity and protein synthesis and is key for immune health,” says Alicia Anskis, clinical dietitian at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Plus, studies suggest a link between zinc deficiency and decreased testosterone. Oysters are also loaded with iron and vitamin B12, both of which support blood circulation and energy metabolism.
Try to work oysters into your rotation of two to three servings of seafood a week.
If you can find fresh oysters, shuck ‘em and slurp. Or buy canned, smoked, bacony-tasting oysters (they’re in the tuna aisle). Pop them on crackers and add goat cheese.