Oysters for…a boost of energy?

Oysters are widely considered an aphrodisiac, containing certain properties that can increase the libido. But to what extent is this myth or reality?

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Strawberries, chocolate, honey and oysters are foods that, in addition to being tasty, all have a reputation as aphrodisiacs. However, recent studies have shown that this claim is not entirely accurate. Although they have components that induce the secretion of certain hormones in the brain, this does not imply that they increase a person’s sexual desire.

Speaking specifically of oysters, what benefits do they provide the body?

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This mollusk with a rough, dark shell contains a high level of zinc (100% of the recommended daily intake). It is abundant in vitamin B12 and fatty acids such as Omega-3, which are essential for the proper functioning of the central nervous system and the heart. When eaten raw, they produce dopamine in the brain, the hormone known to create the feeling of pleasure.

Disappointed because you bought oysters for your upcoming date? There’s still hope!

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In the aforementioned study, it was also concluded that, although oysters do not increase sexual desire per se, the psychological component is decisive. That is, the mere belief that they and other foods are aphrodisiacs is reason enough to influence the behavior of people through the placebo effect. Reason enough to start feasting!

Here we’ll leave you three nice options for oysters on your next romantic encounter.

Mojama Oyster Bar

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Insurgentes Sur 2475 (Aleph San Ángel), Tizapán San Ángel, Chimalistac, Álvaro Obregón

T. 55 8913 8038

IG. @mojama_oysterbar

El Picha

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Miguel Laurent 605, Del Valle, Benito Juárez

T. 55 2625 5417

IG. @elpichamariscos

Mi Compa Chava

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Zacatecas 172, Roma, Cuauhtémoc / Venustiano Carranza 109, Coyoacán

T. 55 7838 5054

IG. @micompachava

Estiatorio Nostos

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Monte Athos 415, Lomas de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo

T. 55 8438 1350

IG. @nostosmx

La Docena

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Álvaro Obregón 31, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc

T. 55 5208 0833

IG. @ladocenaoysterbar

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