Are you a diehard seafood lover? Then we've got some good news for you.
You hopefully already know that fish is packed with protein, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids (that's the healthy kind). Well, according to a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, seafood could also give your sex life a boost.
Men's Health breaks it down:
For the study, 501 couples who were trying to conceive logged their daily seafood intake—including fish and shellfish—in a journal for four years. They also tracked how often they had sex. The researchers followed the pairs for a year or until they became pregnant.
They found that 92 percent of the couples who enjoyed fish and shellfish more than twice a week were pregnant by the end of one year. Men and women with the highest seafood intake—more than eight servings per month—had a 22 percent higher rate of getting it on, too.
Pass the sushi, please!
And if you're wondering if it's actually the seafood itself that made the participants randy, here's more:
But was the fish making them feel frisky? Well, the study authors aren’t entirely sure. You may have heard that shellfish and oysters could potentially amp up your libido due to their high zinc content (despite scientific evidence confirming this is true), but because the researchers didn’t measure zinc in this study, they couldn’t really trace it back to that link, explains study author Audrey Gaskins, ScD, a research associate in the department of nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
“It is also possible that couples who consume higher amounts of seafood together share more meals, and thus more time together (including nights),” she adds.
So there you go—seafood is healthy anyway, and it might lead to more sex with your girl. Just don't get too passionate about your love for our fine scaly friends...