By Imogen Blake For Mailonline. From bananas to aubergines, there are some foods that you can't help but think of sex when you eat them. But now a nutritionist has revealed that edible aphrodisiacs may not actually put you in the mood after analysing scientific studies.
Saturday 03 August UK News feed. Casanova, the 18th century lover who used to breakfast on 50 oysters, has been vindicated by a study that proves they really are aphrodisiacs. And spring, the scientists say, is the time of year the shellfish have their greatest aphrodisiac quality.
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Casanova reportedly ate several dozen oysters daily and was reported to be the most famous lover of all time. Although he was actually Italian most people think he was French. He in fact spent most of his life in France seducing many maidens in the Royal court.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. It is said that Giacomo Girolamo Casanova, the notorious 18th-century lover, ate 50 oysters each morning for breakfast to increase his sexual stamina.
A new study came out last week on the effect eating oysters has on semen production. Okay, it was an informal, unscientific study composed of four subjects: my husband, myself, and another couple. The study, conducted last week while I was on vacation in Las Vegas, was conceived when the four of us were out to dinner at a fancy steakhouse.
Edible aphrodisiacs have been used since ancient timesbelieved to help amp up libido, lust and even fertility. Well-known supposed aphrodisiacs like oysters, champagne, chili peppers and chocolate are offered year after year on celebratory Valentine's Day menus across the world. Many foods believed to be aphrodisiacs indeed have anecdotal or subjective evidence attached to them, which makes the effects of consuming known aphrodisiacs difficult to prove scientifically.
The eating of an oyster is a tale of seduction. Crack open its rocklike shell at its most fragile point and it gives easily, revealing the delicate tissue at its heart. Eat it raw and it tastes of the soul of the ocean that made it. An aphrodisiac.
Now is the time to plan a special meal that will tantalise your loved one. Oysters the well-known aphrodisiac, purportedly increasing the libido of all who eat them. In fact, Casanova is said to have started his day with 50 of these delicious bivalves!