Nuts and Your Libido: The Perfect Snack for Sexy Time

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Nuts do come to mind when you think of sexy time, but maybe not the kind we’re talking about. Forget the grapes and candle light! Turns out, the kind of nuts that come “salted or unsalted” may be just as necessary in the bedroom.

Selenium and zinc are both present in several nut types, including omega-three fatty acids that are beneficial for blood flow. Selenium has been proven to help infertility and zinc boosts male sex hormones and therefore may increase libido.

And as if boosting your partner’s desire wasn’t enough, many nuts — like almonds — contain high doses of vitamin E. When paired with Selenium, the two of them become beneficial to your heart’s health, too. How romantic!

There are so many medical options to increase sexual desire out there, maybe because it’s a common problem. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a little boost in the bedroom, but many people would prefer a natural solution. Nuts are the perfect way to do that! They’re also a great boost of protein for sustainable energy, which is a good mood boost anyway.

Light all the candles you want to, but next time you’re shopping for wine, you might want to pick up a bag of these babies, too!

Almonds

Almonds are rich in omega-three fatty acids and the essential amino acid I-arginine, which helps circulate neurotransmitters in the brain. Well-functioning neurotransmitters mean we feel pleasure more clearly and intensely.

Since they contain so many “good fats,” a handful of almonds is plenty to boost your mood and energy, maybe even before the bedroom! The best way to eat almonds is just how they are, with just the good fats and without the added sugars and salts of coated snack packs.

Raw, organic almonds are your best bet if you’re looking for the cleanest, healthiest way to boost that sexual brain function!

Pecans

Because of their high concentration of phytoestrogen, pecans are a go-to to natural option to boost female libido. They also help balance your hormones, being a great source of zinc and protein. Pecans are a great excuse to have a yummy desert, too! Check out these healthy pecan recipes for inspiration.

Cashews

Brace yourself — cashews could be linked to firmer erections. In Jamaica, cashew juice is sold on the streets as an elixir for men’s sexual performance. So what do you have to lose? If he’s firmer, there’s just more pleasure waiting for you and your man!

Cashews might just be one of the healthiest foods in the world, too. Since they carry numerous health benefits and essential minerals, you have every reason to add them do your snack cabinet — your body and mind will thank you later.

Pistachios

In addition to lowering cholesterol, and 2012 study noticed that men who had a handful of pistachios once a day for three weeks had a higher sex drive. Pistachios are delicious, fun to peel and make for a great appetizer. So, next time you and your man eat in, offer him some pistachios before your meal — or trade the popcorn out for some nuts on your sexy movie date!

Brazil Nuts

If you’re looking for not only some action in bed but also the start of a family, brazil nuts are for you! In addition to being a great snack after or before a workout, brazil nuts are high in selenium. Selenium is a vitamin that boosts sperm production and motility in men. These exotic nuts can help your partner stay healthy and pass that health down to your future baby, too!

You may not be well-versed in cooking with Brazil nuts, but if you’re not excited about eating them raw — or asking your partner to — it may be something you want to look into! A beginner’s guide to cooking with brazil nuts could be handy, but don’t be afraid to get inventive, too! Brazil nuts are a lot like almonds, so try switching your almond recipes with these fun nuts!

Health Benefits

We all know that we feel sexier when we feel healthy. Feeling good about your body affects everything about us, from our mental health to our sexual performance.

If you’re looking to feel and look better, nuts are a great choice. They make great snacks, with concentrated protein for energy that will last you through the day and reduce the urge to aimlessly snack. Recommend them to your partner and have him feeling fit and healthy, too! The best way to improve your time in bed is to improve your overall lifestyle, and the first step is packing healthy snacks.

Wishing you the best of luck with your nuts — salted or unsalted!

 

Jennifer Landis
Jennifer Landis is a wife, mom, writer, and healthy living blogger. She enjoys longs walks around the block with her toddler, prefers tea over coffee, and eats way too much peanut butter. You can find more from Jennifer on her blog, http://mindfulnessmama.com or follow her on Twitter @JenniferELandis

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