When you think of aphrodisiacs and foods that increase testosterone, what comes to mind? I bet you that oysters are pretty high on that list, if not number one, they were for me.
But are they really aphrodisiacs and do they really one of the foods that increase testosterone?
Well, the story goes back at least 2000 years to the Roman Empire. I guess the Romans loved their oysters. Legend has it that one evening. Emperor Vitellius ate 1000 raw oysters in preparation for orgy he was throwing. That kind of makes sense, right? I mean if I’m throwing an orgy, I want to make sure I turn up ready, right? Otherwise, it’s kind of poor performance don’t you think?
But is it true? Who knows? Also stories about Casanova eating 50 every morning, but again, is it true? Who knows. However it does seem like there’s good reason to believe that oysters are in fact, a potent aphrodisiac and one of the foods that increase testosterone. For example:
- They are the perfect blend of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
- They’re high in omega
- They’re high vitamin D
- They’re high in selenium, iron, zinc, and magnesium
All of which have been shown in studies to help boost the production of testosterone.
However, it wasn’t until 2005 when Italian and American scientists researched and studied oysters and found that they do actually contain rare amino acids that do indeed, boost sex hormone and your libido.
So it turns out that we can in fact believe the stories about oysters and their potency when it comes to being an aphrodisiac. So maybe if you have a busy weekend coming up with your partner, put oysters on the menu.
Myself. even though I am all for naturally boosting testosterone, oysters will not be one of them. Just the thought of having one of those slippery suckers go down my throat makes me want to just hope not nothing. But be cautious. raw oysters do contain harmful bacteria that can make you sick. So be very careful.