There’s no guarantee that any one food will prolong your performance in the bedroom. However there is reason to believe that shrimp might be of assistance in this department. Shrimp contains an amino acid that you can’t get from a lot of foods called argenine. Argenine, also called L-argenine is linked with blood flow and as such is associated with helping in a man’s ability to have an erection. And, although this benefit of argenine won’t help you sustain a horizontal cha cha, argenine is also associated with male fertility as it is known to improve sperm motility.
The zinc-dense shrimp increase sperm levels and make orgasms more powerful, according to a study in Fertility and Sterility. They also contain a stress-reducing amino acid and the feel-good hormone serotonin.
Cooked shrimp offers around 9% of the DV. Zinc is essential for prostate health as well as men’s heart health. And according to a 1996 study, zinc deficiency may also be linked with erectile dysfunction.
Shrimp is also a source of selenium. And although selenium is an essential nutrient for both women and men, according to Nature’s Aphrodisiacs, men need more because there is a high amount of selenium in sperm.