Posted on Sun, 20 Feb 11
A handful of nuts each day have been shown to improve chronic erectile dysfunction in just three weeks, pistachio nuts that is.
Erectile dysfunction is often related to poor heart health because the same processes needed to maintain an erection - blood vessel relaxation – becomes impaired. Nuts such as almonds, walnuts and pistachios have been show in a number of studies to improve heart health so it makes sense they may help men suffering from erectile dysfunction as well.
To see if a small amount of pistachio nuts (100 g) each day could improve erectile dysfunction 17 married men who had experienced erectile dysfunction for over a year added pistachios to their diet. After three weeks the men had marked improvements in erectile function and the only side effect was improved cardiovascular health.
Don’t expect to see spam advertisements for pistachios in your email inbox; they are cheap, safe and already widely available.
Aldemir M, Okulu E, Neşelioğlu S, Erel O, Kayıgil O. Pistachio diet improves erectile function parameters and serum lipid profiles in patients with erectile dysfunction. Int J Impot Res. 2011 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print]