Here’s a cool post that suggests Oysters are not only delicious, but also a superfood. Why? Start with the nutrients they contain:
Oysters are high in zinc, which enhances our immune systems and plays an important role in energy metabolism, as well as selenium, a mineral that protects our cells from free radical damage, lowers the risk of joint inflammation, and is required for the production of the thyroid hormone. They’re also a complete source of protein, meaning they contain all the essential amino acids needed to build and repair muscle tissue (3 ounces have over 9 grams of protein).
Ah, ok. Interesting. Zinc, which is an immune system booster, and selenium which prevents inflammation. It’s also a complete protein. But that’s not all. Oysters have a reputation for what? Boosting sexual powers!
…there is some truth to the aphrodisiac rumors. A study presented to the American Chemical Society revealed that oysters contain two amino acids that raise levels of the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen. Although it isn’t clear exactly how estrogen improves libido, increased levels of testosterone have a positive effect on sexual response.
Hear that? Increased testosterone means increased sex drive. So, on your next date with that hot new guy or gal, be sure to order oysters for two.
However, just be careful with how many you eat. Being bottom-dwelling seafood, oysters can accumulate toxins like mercury. Also, I don’t think it’s good for men to consume too much extra estrogen. You might grow breasts — not that there’s anything wrong with that.