14. Oysters: 9g Protein (18% DV)
Oysters may not be on the regular menu, but they are a good source of protein as well as important vitamins and minerals the body needs each day.
They’re packed with Vitamin B-12, which will provide you with plenty of energy, help with your cholesterol levels, and can help protect you from certain cancers. You don’t have to eat a heaping serving of oysters to get a full day’s supply of Vitamin B-12, three medium-sized oysters will give you 100% of your Daily Value of B-12, not to mention 4 grams of protein.
Oysters are also known as an aphrodisiac, and science has actually found a possible connection based on a specific amino acid they contain that is linked to sex hormones in the body.
Tips for eating more: Oysters work well in a seafood chowder, especially if their texture when raw is a bit off-putting. You may also want to try an oyster dish where the oysters are cooked if you don’t like them raw.