Oysters are a superfood that are good for you, providing you eat them sparingly.

Research has shown that their reputation as an aphrodisiac is well founded because they are rich in rare amino acids that trigger increased levels of sex hormones.

They’re also high in minerals like zinc (28 milligrams in a 6-ounce serving), which gives oysters an extra boost in the libido department, along with other necessary minerals your body needs like selenium and iron.

Oysters also deliver 16 grams of protein  per 6-ounce serving, they’re low in fat, and they’re rich in vitamins B-12 and C. But, due to their high zinc content, you should eat them in moderation to avoid too much zinc.