Yes, the rumors are true: oysters really are the aphrodisiac they're made out to be. According to Patrizia, these shellfish are chock-full of libido-stimulating zinc. In fact, just six oysters provide more than four times the recommended daily dose of this bedroom-friendly nutrient.
Oysters are also a good source of oxygen-pumping iron, and are low in saturated fat and calories compared with most other protein sources. "As a lighter meal option, you’re less likely to experience a post-meal, sex-zapping food coma," Moskovitz says. "Enjoy them raw or baked, but try to avoid ordering them heavily cooked in saturated fat-filled butter, or with breadcrumbs."