Is it true that the rumor is that eating nuts will boost male libido and favor sex?


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Rumors have been spoken of by some people as saying that eating male nuts such as almonds improves male sexual desire and sexual function. A research project called “ FERTINUTS ” has been experimented to confirm what kind of influence appears on men who ate nuts actually, in order to verify such rumor.

Effect of Nut Consumption on Erectile and Sexual Function in Healthy Males: A Secondary Outcome Analysis of the FERTINUTS Randomized Controlled Trial

Sex Is Better for Men Who Eat Nuts, Says Study Funded by Big Nut

The experiment randomly selected 100 healthy men living in Spain and instructed half of them, 50 men, to eat '60 g of mixed nuts per day' plus regular meals. The On the other hand, the remaining 50 people were not only instructed to eat mixed nuts, but also instructed not to eat nuts as much as possible.

Before and after the approximately 14 week experiment period, participants were asked to answer a questionnaire asking about their sex life, and the concentration of nitric oxide and E-selectin in blood was also measured. Nitric oxide and E-selectin seem to be used as indicators of vascular health, which is important for penis erection.

It seems that before the start of the experiment there were no significant differences in the contents of the questionnaires between the two groups, but after 14 weeks of experiment the men in the group who ate the nuts complained of an improvement in sexual function and libido. 'As a conclusion, our research suggests that incorporating nuts into the diet may improve erection and libido,' the research team said.



Similar results have been shown in a study in which males who had suffered from erectile dysfunction had improved their erectile function by continuing to eat 100 g of pistachios for 3 weeks a day. Also, that the men who ate the nuts in previous studies was improved and the quality and quantity of sperm result also has come out.

However, Gizmodo points out that there is a point to be careful about this research result. Certainly, although the questionnaire survey of subjects showed improvement in sexual function and libido, the amounts of nitric oxide and E-selectin used by the research team as indicators did not change at all in either group. Therefore, it can not be explained from the results this time that the sexual function is improved by eating mixed nuts.

Of course, even if the connection between nuts and sexual function improvement is unclear, the correlation between the two does not disappear. However, if the males of the subjects have heard that it is a nuisance that 'the eating of nuts improves sexual function and libido', it is possible that the change caused by eating the nuts was the result of the placebo effect. There is.



Also, Gizmodo points out that the biggest concern is that the research funder is the International Nut and Dry Fruits Council (INC) . INC is an industry group consisting of more than 800 nuts and dried fruits related companies worldwide, and it is highly likely that it was intended to show the efficacy of nuts as a premise of research.

Even so, just being funded by a trade group does not mean that you can deny the research itself. Other studies have also suggested that a Mediterranean diet rich in nuts increases blood flow and improves sexual function in men and women. In any case, eating a proper amount of nuts is less likely to have a negative impact on health, so people who care about it may be good to take nuts into their daily lives, Gizmode said.


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