February 14, 2017
Lovers choose lobster as the top Valentine’s Day dish to share with that special someone. Crab legs and shrimp also get the nod as ‘romantic meals’ on one of the busiest dining out days for U.S. restaurants.
In a national survey by Harris Interactive, chefs called lobster an ‘exotic delicacy that results in an intimate moment because it is hand-held and shareable.’ They called all shellfish ‘a catalyst for connection like no other food.’
The links between food and love have a long history, including the belief that oysters enhance male desire and performance. Until recently there was no scientific evidence to back that up. New studies by Miami and Italian researchers have revealed that oysters contain compounds that prompt the release of sexual hormones. And the scent of oysters resembles the most potent female pheromone. Oysters also are loaded with zinc, a key nutrient for testosterone production for both men and women.
Two women authors are touting omega-3 fish oils as serious libido lifters. In her book “Can You Eat Your Way to Better Sex?” Dr. Yvonne Fulbright told FOX News that fish oil raises levels of compounds that control ‘feel good’ levels in the brain, and stimulate the release of sex hormones. Author Marrena Lindberg also sings the praises of fish oil in “The Orgasmic Diet.” She says fish oil, like Viagra, increases nitric oxide levels in artery linings, which increases blood flow to the brain and sex organs.
Seafoods from colder waters contain the most omega 3’s. Pacific oysters pack a special punch at 1700 micrograms of omega 3s, the same as Alaska king salmon.
The Alaska seafood with the most omega’s of all? Sablefish.
Whatever your favorite, share the love on Valentine’s Day and every day.