Eating more nuts may improve sexual function

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Need a sexual boost? Eat more nuts. A recent study found that men who added 60 grams — about 1/2 cup — of nuts to their daily diet improved several aspects of their sexual life. The results were published online June 19, 2019, by the journal Nutrients.

Researchers asked 83 healthy men to follow either a traditional Western-style diet without nuts, or a Western-style diet that also included 60 grams (about 360 calories) of a nut mixture made from almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts every day. A questionnaire assessed their current sexual function.

After 14 weeks, men in the nut group reported improvement in sexual function like sexual desire and quality of orgasms compared with those in the control group.

It was not clear how nuts may have helped the men, but the researchers suggested the nuts' high amounts of unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants might be a factor.

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