Want to improve your sexual health? Here's the one food you need to eat every day, according to science.
Women with higher levels of Vitamin D3 enjoy sex more than women who are low in Vitamin D3. They experience more desire and more intense orgasms. (Insert your own joke here about how D makes women want "the D." I will not be doing that. That's tacky.)
But what about dudes? Can we do anything to have better glute-clenching orgasms? Yep. According to a new study, we can eat half a cup of walnuts, hazelnuts, and almonds every day.
Researchers gathered up 83 men between the ages of 18 and 35 who were eating the typical Western diet. The men were divided into two groups for this randomized, controlled, parallel feeding trial.
- Group 1, the control group, didn't change anything about their diets.
- Group 2 consumed 60 grams of mixed nuts every day for 14 weeks.
In a nutshell (see what I did there?) the men who ate nuts every day reported improved orgasmic function and sexual desire.
Although the researchers tested peripheral levels of nitric oxide (NO) and E-selectin (surrogated markers of erectile endothelial function), there were no significant differences between the two groups. So basically, the researchers weren't exactly sure why eating nuts helped with sexual function, but it certainly did.
How to Use This Info
Sixty grams of nuts is about half a cup. That's pretty easy to slip into your diet.
Just remember to eat mainly walnuts, hazelnuts, and almonds, and try to buy them raw, not cooked in junky oils. (More info: Nuts – You're Eating Them Wrong.)
- Salas-Huetos et al. "Effect of Nut Consumption on Erectile and Sexual Function in Healthy Males: A Secondary Outcome Analysis of the FERTINUTS Randomized Controlled Trial." Nutrients 2019, 11(6), 1372