From NetdoctorThroughout history, aphrodisiac recipes have been developed to inspire desire between loving couples. But can some foods really stimulate sexual desire, or is it the link between libido and nutrition, an urban myth? To date, no food has been scientifically proven to stimulate the sexual organs. However, food and the act of eating may suggest sex in the mind, which can help stimulate desire in the body. After all, the power of suggestion can be strong! Chocolate oysters, Dr. Clare Morrison of Medexpress reveals five interesting facts about foods that are supposed to trigger these feelings:

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In 2005, the oyster as an aphrodisiac received a new boost, with many consumer publications reporting that bivalve molluscs – including clams, mussels and scallops – had desire-inducing properties. due to the fact that a chemistry professor in the United States discovered contains the amino acid – D-aspartic acid – which has been shown to increase the level of sex hormones in the laboratory rat. And zinc in oysters can help with low testosterone levels and impotence in men, which can be caused by zinc deficiency.

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The doctors at the New York State Institute of Psychiatry first raised the idea of chocolate as an aphrodisiac in the early 1980s. Chocolate contains a chemical substance called phenylethylamine – PEA – which acts as amphetamines in the brain, triggering the release of norepinephrine and dopamine hormones to create a feeling of euphoria.However, new studies have shown that PEA levels did not even rise in the blood. the biggest chocoholics – and the PEA does not last long in your body. But it's a good excuse to eat more!

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Champagne has long been used as a tool in the game of seduction. And we are not talking only about alcohol-induced sex! As one of the most sought after luxuries in the world, champagne, while being … well, champagne can help people feel pampered and spoiled – an aphrodisiac in itself. And apparently champagnes and sparkling wines reproduce the delicate aromas of female pheromones!

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Speaking of pheromones, apparently truffles – not the chocolate variety – the mushroom – have a musky scent that smells of human pheromones! If you decide to follow this path, do not bother with bottled or canned truffles – they are not particularly tasty.

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According to studies conducted at the University of Texas, steak could be important when it comes to arousing women. In fact, the lean red meat, rich in protein, increases the levels of dopamine, a hormone of reward norepinephrine, which increases the heart rate! The steaks are also full of zinc – so apparently a good aphrodisiac for men too.("You might also like")