Menstrual Phase Recipe — Lemony Baked Oysters
This recipe baked oysters recipe is super easy to make (less than 20 minutes) and so delicious — if you like oysters, of course! 😉
All you need is a can of whole oysters (preferably sustainably raised), lemon, garlic, Herbes de Provence, and olive oil.
Health Benefits of Oysters
Why eat oysters during menstrual phase?
The average woman loses about 2-3 tablespoons of blood during menstruation (about 30-40 milliliters). Although according to some studies, women may actually be loosing up to 60 milliliters of blood (around 2.7 ounces). That’s about one-and-a-half shot glasses full!
While there are various reasons as to why & how much women may bleed during their menstrual phase (see a health specialist if you’re concerned about your period health) eating foods rich in nutrients such as iron, zinc, copper, and healthy fats (such as oysters!!) can help to re-mineralize your body after your period.
In fact, just one can, drained (135 g) of Crown Prince Whole Oysters contains 14 mg (80% DV) of iron, 6,325 mg of omega-3 fatty acids, and 18 grams of protein! Not to mention nutrients such as Copper, Selenium, and Vitamin B12.
Fun fact: Did you know 6 raw oysters contain about 329 mg of EPA and DHA (combined)?
Why this matters?
According to a study published the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, women who consumed omega-3 fatty acids experienced less period pain than their counterparts! More research needs to be done but according to this study, “the use of omega-3 fatty acids could potentially offer an alternative to NSAIDs for the safe and effective treatment of women experiencing dysmenorrheal symptoms.” While not conclusive, I do find this kind of research to be pretty promising! Plus, foods containing omega-3 fatty acids are pretty tasty!
Such as this Lemony Baked Oyster recipe! Not only is this recipe super tasty but it’s extremely simple to make. Plus, a great way to get healthy nutrients from real food without having to purchase expensive supplements.
If you’re on the fence about oysters, I highly recommend you try this recipe and let me know what you think once you’ve made it!Print
Menstrual Phase Recipe – Lemony Baked Oysters
This recipe is so easy and delicious (if you like oysters, of course 😉 and a great way to add iron and zinc to your diet during your menstrual phase. All you need is a can of oysters (preferably sustainably raised), lemon, garlic, herbs de Provence, and olive oil.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 12
- Total Time: 17 minutes
- 1 (8 oz / 226 g) can whole oysters (Crown Prince Whole Oysters), drained
- 1 lemon (preferably organic)
- 2–3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp Herbes de Provence
- 1 tbsp bread crumbs
- salt/pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- Drain and rinse canned oysters.
- Place oysters in a small bowl and add 1/2 lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, Herbes de Provence, and bread crumbs. Mix until oysters are thoroughly coated.
- Place oysters on baking sheet and bake in oven for 12 minutes, until warmed through.
Once baked, top oysters with freshly grated lemon zest, lemon juice (the more lemon juice the better!) and a bit of olive oil. Serve alongside baby kale greens drizzled in olive oil. These are best enjoyed while still warm.
Other Menstrual Phase Recipes
Not a fan of oysters but looking to for another great recipe to add to your diet during your menstrual phase? Check out my Turkey Meatballs with Chicken Liver Recipe or my Healing Seaweed Soup
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