Consuming 60g of nuts a day improves the quality of orgasm in men
By A Staff Writer
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition mostly affects seniors and sometimes it affects adults over 40.
Lifestyle factors such as smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, lack of exercise, stress and a poor diet are some of the factors linked to erectile dysfunction. These lifestyle factors affect the biology of blood vessels and nerves that help maintain an erection. Hence it becomes necessary to have an adequate supply of blood.
Nuts offer a variety of health benefits. However, nuts are rich in calories hence it is essential to consume them in moderation. Regular nut consumption is good for heart’s health, helps lose weight, lowers bad cholesterol levels and helps manage diabetes. A recent study conducted by the researchers of Human Nutrition Unit, URV (Universitat Rovira i Virgili) Spain, found out that consuming 60g of nuts per day may help improve sexual function in men.
The study was published in Nutrients scientific journal. The research was conducted by Albert Salas-Huetos, URV’s Human Nutrition Unit and by URV’s professor Jordi Salas-Salvado.
83 participants who followed a western diet (high in animal fats and low in fruit and vegetables) were split into two groups:
Group A continued to follow their normal diet over a period of 14 weeks while group B added 60g of walnuts, hazelnuts, and almonds to their diet over a period of 14 weeks.
After the study, participants completed a questionnaire known as the IIEF-15 (International Index of Erectile Function) – a multidimensional scale for assessment of erectile dysfunction. The questionnaire asked various questions about their sexual function. The results of this assessment revealed that adding nuts to a western diet (high in animal fat and low in fruits and vegetables) improved the quality of orgasm and sexual desire. However, researchers are still finding the exact cause of these benefits.