How's this for your protein shake: fructose sugar, water, ascorbic acid, citric acid, enzymes, protein, zinc and more. Those are nutrients found in human male ejaculate.
New research found that numerous species consume semen for its health benefits, and human seed might as well be viable as a superfood, Discovery News reports.
Female squid, for example, consume excess sperm as if it were food. So do carrion flies, certain types of leeches, picture wing flies and other creatures.
For the first time, scientists have started tracking how these species utilize the nutrients in sperm. The study was published in the journal Biology Letters by lead author Benjamin Wegener, a researcher at Monash University in Australia.
That doesn't necessarily mean humans should start feasting during foreplay, but if we did, there are plenty of resources out there to make the experience more enjoyable.
There's "Semenology," a book dedicated for the bartender in your life who also happens to enjoy concocting semen cocktails. "Natural Harvest," on the other hand, is a collection of semen-based recipes (and is actually getting good reviews). Heck, Heather Locklear says it has anti-aging benefits.