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Zinc Foods to Boost Zinc Levels
Oyster Chowder

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Want to boost zinc levels with zinc foods? Try this delicious smoked oyster chowder.

Oysters contain a whopping 74 mg in 3 ounces of zinc, just a bit less than the can of smoked oysters called for in this recipe.  It's no wonder that with zinc's positive effects on fertility (without mentioning a host of other health benefits including immune function, skin health and pregnancy) that oysters have long been considered an aphrodisiac. 

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While zinc supplements are widely available and inexpensive, it is always best to get your nutrients through real food. Unlike a supplement, zinc foods contain a myriad of other nutrients that help absorption of zinc and other nutrients.

Why get the benefit of one nutrient when you can get the benefit of many in real food as part of a healthy balanced diet?

This oyster chowder is a great healthy food recipe choice for lunch or dinner and a super way to use left-over fish.  Toasted rye  or seed bread drizzled with cold pressed flax oil is a good side.

 Zinc Foods - Oyster Chowder

  • 3/4 cup chopped onion or shallots chopped fine
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 sticks celery sliced thinly crosswise so they are luminous
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated pepper

  • 1 cup chopped peeled potato or unpeeled if you prefer skin
  • 3 cups filtered water

  • 1 cup baked or grilled white fish
  • 1 can smoked oysters.
  • 1 cup milk or soya milk
  • 2 tablespoons sherry
  • Fresh Basil or Dill leaves ripped and sprinkled in soup.

Sautee onion/shallots, garlic and olive oil in saucepan with salt and pepper until onion/shallots are soft.

Add water and potatoes and simmer until potato is somewhat tender but far from mush. Add celery at end.

Add cooked fish pieces  and oysters and milk and heat lightly. Whisk in sherry. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve with shredded basil or dill leaves on top and lightly stirred in.

Notes: the secret of this chowder is not to over-cook any of the ingredients. It's a fast quick prep where the flavors meld quickly.

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