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How do aphrodisiac foods act on the brain?

In his eagerness to stimulate the sexual appetite or intensify its potency, man has sought all kinds of concoctions, substances, plants and foods that act on the nervous system , often giving rise to myths that have no foundation other than the human imagination. .

Science has proven that when you experience attraction to another person, the body produces a substance called "phenylethylamine" , which is the generator of "love" and that, in turn, produces serotonin (5-HT), which stimulates neurotransmitters . The processes triggered by phenylethylamine and serotonin begin in the hypothalamus and from there they are transferred to the cerebral cortex, where past experiences are stored.

Some foods may help increase these substances, such as oysters, clams or mussels , which contain elements that promote the release of testosterone and estrogens (sex hormones).

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