Clam is our #5 food choice for men’s health
If you thought the correlation between clams and sex was all off-color jokes, think again. Besides offering a lean source of protein, one of the greatest health benefits of clams is that they help raise levels of norepinephrine.
Why you need Norepinephrine
What does this mean in layman’s terms and why should we get excited? Norepinephrine is both a hormone and a neurotransmitter that helps you focus and, in bursts, causes feelings of euphoria. A lack of Norepinephrine is associated with depression. So taking it in naturally, from foods like clams, can be essential to boosting mood. And let’s face it, you need to be in a good mood to get into the mood!
A natural source of vitamins and minerals
In addition to supporting mental health, the health benefits of clams include a wide range of vitamins and minerals. Clams are a source of nutrients including manganese, magnesium, B12, phosphorous, potassium, copper, zinc and selenium. And all of these nutrients are considered key to men’s sexual health.
There is also an indication that clams can do even more for your libido than providing some nutrients to support sexual hormones. A study released in 2005 offered preliminary indications that two amino acids found in bivalve mollusks (including clams, oysters and mussels) stimulates production of sexual hormones. (Read more about the study.) To what degree or how many clams need to be consumed for such stimulating effects is yet unclear. But it certainly makes a great argument for eating more seafood.
One of our favorite recipes featuring clams:
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