While oysters are known for their aphrodisiac effects, it seems that all seafood may get couples going.
Researchers from Harvard University looked at the effects of eating seafood on successful conception.
Dr Audrey Gaskins, one of the authors of the study, said: “Our study suggests seafood can have many reproductive benefits, including shorter time to pregnancy and more frequent sexual activity.
“Our study found that couples who consume more than two servings of seafood per week while trying to get pregnant, had a significantly higher frequency of sexual intercourse and shorter time to pregnancy.”
In the study, the researchers followed 500 couples for a year, looking at their seafood intake, sexual activity and time to pregnancy.
The results revealed that 92 per cent of couples who ate seafood more than twice a week were pregnant at the end of one year.The researchers are unsure what causes the link between seafood and time to pregnancy.
However, they suggest that seafood could improve semen quality, ovulation or embryo quality.
Dr Gaskins added: “Our results stress the importance of not only female, but also male diet on time to pregnancy and suggests that both partners should be incorporating more seafood into their diets for the maximum fertility benefit.”