5 Nutrition Myths Busted

By EatingWell Editors

Here are five top nutrition myths, busted with the cold, hard facts:

3. Myth: Eating oysters helps get you “in the mood.”

Sparking libido with food is more fable than fact, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which reviewed the science on the subject. So why, then, do some people report heightened arousal after eating “aphrodisiacs”? Experts say it’s all in the mind—and in the heart, literally. “Experiencing increased libido from an aphrodisiac is analogous to feeling healing properties from placebos,” explains June Meyer, M.A., L.P.C., a psychotherapist in Stamford, Connecticut. “What’s in your mind matters more than what’s in your stomach. But if you think a particular food works for you,” says Meyer, “why not go for it?”

Boost your mood with these healthy foods:

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