Bon Secour, Alabama
6232 Bon Secour Hwy
Bon Secour, AL 36511
(251) 949-5086

3 Surprising Health Benefits of Oysters March 22, 2019

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3 Surprising Health Benefits of Oysters, Bon Secour, Alabama

Seafood connoisseurs love oysters for their fresh ocean flavor. While tasty, they’re also chock-full of essential vitamins and nutrients. Keep the following in mind next time you’re at your favorite oyster bar.

What Health Benefits Do Oysters Offer?

Low in Fat & Carbs

People watching their weight often steer clear of carbs and foods high in fat. While oysters do contain fat, a single oyster contains about one gram as well as a mere 50 calories. They’re also relatively low in carbs, with one large oyster proving only two grams of carbs. When coupled with their other health benefits, dining at an oyster bar is an excellent way for health-conscious people to indulge without going overboard.

Rich in Minerals & Vitamins

oyster barVisiting an oyster bar is also a good way to increase your daily mineral and vitamin percentages; this includes iron and zinc, which boost oxygen levels and ensure the immune system is functioning optimally. Oysters are also a great source of vitamin B12; this improves energy levels and prevents anemia. To a lesser degree, oysters also offer vitamins A and C as well as thiamin and niacin.

Great Source of Protein

Protein is an essential nutrient for the body. It strengthens bones and muscles, helps you maintain a healthy weight, and can even lower your blood pressure. Just a few oysters contain as much protein as a portion of meat, such as a chicken breast. That makes them a helpful way to increase protein intake without substantially increasing the amount of fat and calories in your diet.


Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar serves up fresh and tasty oysters to diners in Bon Secour, AL. Since 2004, this seafood is renowned for its many quality dishes as well as being the best spot to listen to live music. Along with oysters, they also offer steak, sashimi, sandwiches, pasta, shrimp, and many other delectable items. Stop by this oyster bar or call (251) 949-5086 for more information on location and hours of operation. You can also check out the menu online before your visit.

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