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