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Doctor insights on: Oyster Mushrooms

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Are there any body benefits to eating smoked oysters?

Are there any body benefits to eating smoked oysters?

Yes: Oysters have a # of health benefits. 3 oz of smoked oysters has 67 calories & 7 g of fat. They are low in saturated fat with no trans fats. They are a good soure of iron, selenium, zinc & vitamin b-12. ...Read more

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Could I have a container of smoked oysters every day?

Could I have a container of smoked oysters every day?

Limit smoked food.: There are studies that show cultures with a higher diet of smoked food (like the Scandinavians) have a higher risk of stomach cancer. Too much of anything is not a good thing. Too much protein is a big part of the obesity epidemic today. Have occasionally but do not neglect other yummy healthy foods like fruits, veggies and whole grains, complex carbs. ...Read more

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What is the chance I will get sick from eating a raw oyster?

What is the chance I will get sick from eating a raw oyster?

1 in a million: Twenty million americans consume raw shellfish like clams and oysters each year. Shellfish are filter feeders that pick up and concentrate bacteria, like vibrio, from the surrounding seawater. Bacteria concentrations, and the risk or infection, is higher in warmer months. Only cooking will destroy the bacteria. There are approximately 20 vibrio vulnificans infections each year, half are fatal. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to eat about 4 ounces of smoked oysters a day?

Can you explain if it's safe to eat about 4 ounces of smoked oysters a day?

See below: Safe - probably. Healthy - no. Lots of saturated fat but also the smoke flavor is likely high in sodium and preservatives - both bad for you. ...Read more

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Can eating oyster cause hepatitus?

Can eating oyster cause hepatitus?

Hepatitis A YES: Yes, you can catch Hep A from contaminated, raw shellfish. If you must eat raw oysters, try to do so in moderation - and pick a reputable source for your Oyster supply. ...Read more

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How can you tell if raw oysters on half shell are bad?

Eat one: If you get sick, you got a bad one. If you buy them, they should have a certificate attached. Otherwise you can't tell until it's too late. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am allergic to oysters? Do I have to try one?

How do I know if I am allergic to oysters? Do I have to try one?

Yes: People can only become allergic to something after at least one exposure. If you have never had oyster before, it will be highly unlikely to get allergic to it unless you have had reaction to mollusks before (clam , abalone, mussels etc). ...Read more