While 80% of nuts contain fats, most of it is healthy and should be consumed in moderation. Eating nuts can help your heart stay healthy by lowering your cholesterol levels. Substituting a handful of nuts or a tablespoon or two of a nut spread may reduce your risk of developing blood clots that can cause a fatal heart attack as they improve the health of the lining of your arteries.
Besides being packed with protein, most nuts contain at least some of the heart-healthy substances, like unsaturated fats, fibre, Vitamin E, Omega 3 fatty acid to mention but a few. While at it, adding walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds to your diet regularly can actually improve your sexual desire and orgasm quality.
A team of researchers served a group of couples some 60 grams of nuts each day and closely monitored their reaction, all of whom enjoyed a diet with very low fruit and vegetable counts while being ‘rich in animal fats’. Of the 83 participants, some added nuts to their diet and reported greatly improved erections and ‘sexual function’ in general.
Last year, the same team of researchers found that a diet rich in nuts results in a higher sperm count and makes the swimmers more powerful.
“Researchers tracked the sperm count and quality of a group of healthy young men aged 18-35 over the course of 14 weeks, and found that those who included 60g a day of mixed almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts had a higher sperm count as well as sperm of higher quality,” the team wrote
It is estimated that 2% of the men aged 40 years are thought to be suffering from erectile and sexual dysfunction, while 52% of men aged between 40 to 70 and more than 85% of men over 80. Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, a lack of physical exercise, stress and an unhealthy diet are among the causative agents. Perhaps eating some nuts could restore their bedroom skills.