The Parenting Obsession
Oxytocin Sweetens Males (mice at least)

Dates Boost Oxytocin

No, I'm not talking about kanoodling, I mean the food: those super-sweet fruits that some of us adore and others find a bit strange. In the Middle East, of course, they're adored, and the Yemeni Times says they're better for you -- and for your love life -- than oysters or chocolate. Dr. Qazi Shaikh Abbas Borhany writes,

According to Medical studies, the ripe date contains a substance that urges uterine spasms and increases contractions especially in the time of delivery. This substance resembles ‘oxytocin’ that is secreted by the interior lobe of pituitary gland, which encourages contractions of the uterus.

Besides strengthening manhood in those of the male persuasion, he writes,

Dates contain elements that assist in alleviating depression and enrich the breast milk with the nutrients needed to make the child healthy and resistant to disease.