Nuts – aphrodisiac supersnack
First of all, we’d like to say that if sometimes you are not satisfied with your romantic performance, don’t worry – it’s very common. Only in the United States, it affects about 30 million men, and it is suggested that approximately 40% of males have that problems, at least occasionally.
However, for any reason, discussing romantic dysfunction is surrounded by a “taboo.” Medical researchers studying this problem are aware of the phenomenon called “tip-of-the-iceberg.” But the “iceberg” itself is help-seeking behavior in the general population: energetically seeking help from the health care services or from trusted people when feeling in trouble or encountering stressful circumstances.
The discovery of stimulating pills looked as a great solution to the problem. For a while. Till the severe side effects and deaths started to appear.
Are stimulating pills safe? Not quite.
Stimulating pills are one of the most widely-known prescription drugs in the U.S. Are they safe? Not quite.
Actually, they might kill you. And it’s not an exaggeration. According to one study of their side effects during the decade from 1998 through 2007, stimulating pills have been implicated in at least 1,824 deaths mostly from heart attacks.
Common side effects include headaches, heartburn, and flushed skin. Caution is advised in those with cardiovascular disease. Rare but serious side effects include a prolonged erection that can lead to damage to the penis, vision problems, and hearing loss. Stimulating pills should not be taken by people on nitrates such as nitroglycerin as this may result in a serious drop in blood pressure
That is why natural edible aphrodisiacs are the perfect solution. But before we go to the actual recipe, we need to consider how a man gets ready for a romantic date, which nutrients are crucial for it, and why the certain foods have been chosen for it.
How a man gets ready for a romantic date
A good romantic performance is the result of a complex interaction of nerves, neurotransmitters, muscles, blood vessels, enzymes and hormones. A crucial role belongs to nitric oxide which widens arteries and blood vessels improving blood flow to the organ in question. The arteries dilate causing the sponge-like tissue to fill with blood; simultaneously the other group of muscles compresses the veins of the tissue restricting the egress and circulation of this blood.
As a summary we’d like to say that a healthy men’s romantic life boils down to three areas:
- Adequate and balanced hormone production
- Good blood circulation
- Psychological and emotional health
Nutrients for healthy men’s romantic life
Zinc is especially important for the men’s health. About 2-4 grams of zinc are distributed throughout the human body with the highest concentrations in the prostate. Semen is particularly rich in zinc, a key factor in prostate gland function and reproductive organ growth. Zinc helps improve sex drive, testosterone and sperm production and prostate health. The Daily Value (DV) for zinc is 15mg. Foods providing 20% of the DV are considered to be high sources of this mineral. Doses larger than 25mg may cause anemia and copper deficiency
Selenium may reduce the risk of prostate cancer, increase testosterone and sperm production, libido and sperm motility. In the paper “Selenium Exposure and Cancer Risk” published in 2016 in PubMed, it is stated that high serum/plasma selenium had the efficacy on cancer prevention. It has been attributed to selenium’s ability to reduce DNA damage and oxidative stress, boost the immune system and destroy cancer cells. It’s important to note that this effect was only associated with selenium obtained through foods, not supplements.
Zinc and selenium increase “happy hormones” production: Those minerals have been scientifically proven to prevent depression and anxiety. Zinc plays a crucial role in the synthesis of serotonin, one of four hormones of happiness. Researchers from the University of Barcelona found that people had higher levels of serotonin metabolites after nut consumption.
Amino acid arginine is converted in the body into nitric oxide, a key-factor of a good erection. It also increases the levels of sperm motility. It is a common practice in India to make the bride and the groom drink a glass of milk each, boiled with raisins (which are rich in arginine) and a pinch of saffron on their wedding night.
Amino acid tryptophan is a biochemical precursor for serotonin, which is a well-known hormone of happiness. Serotonin produces your happiness, and tryptophan produces serotonin. The recommended daily intake for tryptophan is 4mg per kilogram of body weight: a person weighing 70kg (about 154 pounds) should consume approximately 280mg of tryptophan per day.
Magnesium calms down the nerves helping to regulate nerve and muscle tone. It counterbalances calcium and by blocking calcium’s entry, magnesium keeps the nerves relaxed. Yet, according to the USDA, an estimated 57% of Americans are deficient in this important mineral.
Carotenoid lycopene: A number of studies suggested that erectile dysfunction could be cured with lycopene. Lycopene naturally helps blood vessels to relax, which enhances circulation and, in turn, can improve blood flow in the penis and support a healthy erection.
Niacin (Vitamin B3): B3 supports the functions of the nervous and digestive system. The body can produce niacin from the amino acid L-tryptophan. A deficiency in B3 can cause depression, irritability, stress and mood disturbances. Niacin functions to help the body release energy from carbohydrates. This can control blood sugar and maintain nervous system functioning.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6): B6 can help the body manufacture neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, which aids in the body’s ability to cope with depression, stress and anxiety. B6 may also help boost the immune system during times of anxiety.
Choline: Choline is a water-soluble vitamin-like essential nutrient. Choline is the precursor molecule for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is involved in secretion of nitric oxide.
Plant sterols: Cashews contain a fair amount of beta-sitosterol (one of several plant sterols with chemical structures similar to that of cholesterol). It is being studied for its potential to reduce benign prostatic hyperplasia and blood cholesterol levels.
Don’t forget about consuming enough cholesterol!
Like other steroid hormones, testosterone is derived from cholesterol in several biochemical steps. The anti-cholesterol campaign is over. Eggs, butter and cheese are rehabilitated now and the American, Canadian and European health authorities no longer consider cholesterol as a nutrient of concern for overconsumption. Nuts and dried fruits don’t contain cholesterol, so do care about that very important for men’s health nutrient (as well as for vitamin B12).
Make your natural aphrodisiac supersnack!
Nuts, seeds, and dried fruits are the safest and most effective choice in men’s health care. They calm your nerves, provide building blokes for happy hormones production, and supply with all essential nutrients that make erection happens. And on top of it, they usually enhance many other life functions besides the specific condition for which they are being taken.
20-20 Daily Healthy Handful
20-20 Daily Healthy Handful is a small handful of about 2 of each of the 10 nut varieties which is equal to 20 nuts per day (about 250 calories per day). It will do magic to you. Just try!
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends 1.5oz of nuts per day for an adult, or 42 grams, or roughly 1/3 cup, or a small handful.
Make a mix of these 10 nuts:
- Almonds – 100g (3.5oz)
- Brazil Nuts – 100g (3.5oz)
- Cashews – 100g (3.5oz)
- Hazelnuts – 100g (3.5oz)
- Macadamias – 100g (3.5oz)
- Pine Nuts – 100g (3.5oz)
- Pecans – 100g (3.5oz)
- Pistachios– 100g (3.5oz)
- Pumpkin Seeds – 100g (3.5oz)
- Walnuts – 100g (3.5oz)
This mix is totalling 1kg of nuts making your 20-day supply – 1000g : 20 days = 50g/day
And remember, healthy man’s romantic life is not a 3-month project, it’s a lifestyle.
Natural Viagra super snack recipe – one week supply
There is no recipe, actually. It’s a simple and easy made mix of nuts, dried fruits and dried vegetables. The trick is the balance, the ingredients’ proportion. It’s very important to use recommended amounts – not more, not less. No deviation please.
And another word of caution: do not relay on food supplements (vitamins and minerals pills, etc.) – for any reason, it doesn’t work. The “Viagra effect” is only associated with nutrients obtained from foods.
So, make this mix – one week supply – and take roughly a 1/3 cup (or a small handful) every day
Viagra super-snack ingredients:
Brazil nuts – 100g; suggested daily intake – 3-4 nuts (1 Brazil nut = 5g)
- Cashews – 100g; suggested daily intake – 14g (5 nuts)
- Pistachios – 100g; suggested daily intake – 14g or (15 kernels)
- Pumpkin Seeds – 100g; suggested daily intake – 1 tablespoon (14g)
- Sunflower Seeds – 100g; suggested daily intake – 1 tablespoon (14g)
- Sundried Tomatoes – 454g (1lb); suggested daily intake – 70g/day
- Raisins – 100g; suggested daily intake – 1 tablespoon (14g)
Science-based health benefits of this Viagra super-snack
Brazil nuts are the richest dietary source of selenium and very good in magnesium.
- Selenium is a core-component of the antioxidant enzymes that activate many processes of free radicals fighting. A one-ounce serving of 6 nuts supplies 774%DV for selenium! It reduces the risk of certain cancers, increases testosterone and sperm production, libido and sperm motility. Ahsan U, Kamran Z, Raza I, et al. in the paper “Role of selenium in male reproduction – a review” (2014) has shown that selenium and various selenoproteins improve male reproductive performance and protect against oxidative damage to spermatozoa. It’s important to note that this effect was only associated with selenium obtained from foods, not supplements. Deviation from the optimal content of dietary selenium, both above or below may cause multiple health abnormalities.
- Magnesium is one of the major anti-stress nutrients; it calms down the nerves and keeps them relaxed, which is critical for a good erection.
- Copper: Cashews are one of the best plant sources of copper that is of great importance for men’s sex life. However, it is definitely not the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about testosterone production. Copper has profound effects on the female and male reproductive system. Taking too much zinc has been associated with low copper status and vice versa. Birth control pills and patches elevate copper and can lead to lack of interest in sex in women. So, don’t go to the extreme, keep a balanced diet!
- Plant sterols: They also contain a fair amount of beta-sitosterol (one of several plant sterols) that is being studied for its potential to reduce benign prostatic hyperplasia and blood cholesterol levels.
- Super rich in lycopene: Sundried tomatoes are the richest source of lycopene that has extremely important health benefits. Sun drying increases the concentration of bioavailable lycopene: they contain up to 4 times more content of bioavailable lycopene compared to raw tomatoes. According to Dr. Edward Giovannucci, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, lycopene-rich tomatoes reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 21% to 43%. A number of studies suggested that erectile dysfunction could be cured with lycopene. Lycopene has been shown to help relax blood vessels and increase blood flow to the penis.
- Super rich in vitamin C – 102mg (169% DV) – as rich in vitamin C as oranges
- Great in vitamin B6 – 3mg (20% DV)
Useful Tip: Eating sundried tomatoes with healthy fats increases the absorption rate of lycopene by as much as five to seven times because it is a fat-soluble thing.
Pumpkin seeds have four essential for sex life nutrients at phenomenal values:
- Zinc: A serving of 100g of pumpkin seeds provides 80% of the Daily Value for zinc, making pumpkin seeds one of the best sources of zinc. Stress depletes zinc rapidly, causing hidden deficiencies, and that is why you need a constant supply of zinc.
- Amino acid arginine: Pumpkin seeds are not only rich in arginine but also have the best arginine to lysine ratio.
- Amino acid tryptophan: Pumpkin seeds are the best source of tryptophan ever – 576mg of tryptophan per 100g (206% DV), or 161mg of tryptophan per ounce (28g) (58% DV).
- Magnesium: A 100-gram serving of pumpkin seeds provides 155% of magnesium daily value!
Raisins have long been known to stimulate the libido and induce arousal, primarily due to the presence of an amino acid arginine, which is beneficial in treating erectile dysfunction. Arginine also increases the levels of sperm motility. It is a common practice in India to make the bride and the groom drink a glass of milk each, boiled with raisins and a pinch of saffron on their wedding night
Sunflower seeds have 9 nutrients essential for men’s health and sex life at excellent or great values.
- Super rich in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that – 78%DV
- Super rich in vitamin B1 – 48%DV
- Fantastic in vitamin B6 – 31%DV
- Rich in magnesium, manganese and phosphorus – 30%DV
- Rich in vitamins B3 and B9 and phytosterols – 19%DV
Nutrients these foods are good for – just for your references
Percent Daily Value (%DV) per 30g (or about 1 ounce)
- BRAZIL NUTS for selenium – 770%DV (SUPER RICH), thiamine (vitamin B1) – 19%DV, magnesium – 35%DV, manganese – 25%DV, phosphorus – 35%DV
- CASHEWS for riboflavin (vitamin B2) – 28%DV, vitamin E – 58%DV, copper – 37%DV, iron – 17%DV, magnesium – 25%DV, manganese – 31%DV, phosphorus – 28%DV, zinc – 20%DV
- PISTACHIOS for thiamine (vitamin B1) – 25%DV, vitamin B6 – 43%DV, manganese – 65%DV, phosphorus – 23%DV
- PUMPKIN SEEDS for amino acid arginine – 2g/oz, amino acid tryptophan – 161mg/oz (28g) or 58%DV (the best source of tryptophan ever), iron – 20%DV, magnesium – 51%DV, manganese – 70%DV, phosphorus – 56%DV, zinc – 27%DV (one of the best sources of zinc)
- SUNFLOWER SEEDS for thiamine (vitamin B1) – 48%DV, niacin (vitamin B3) – 19%DV, folate (vitamin B9) – 19%DV, vitamin E – 78%DV, magnesium – 30%DV, manganese – 31%DV, phosphorus – 31%DV
- SUNDRIED TOMATOES for lycopene (the richest source of it), vitamin C – 102mg (169% DV), vitamin A – 38%DV, vitamin B6 – 0.3mg (20% DV), potassium – 1565mg (44% DV), and iron – 3mg (15% DV)
- RAISINS for sugars – 80% by weight including about 30% of glucose, boron – 2-3mg/100g, potassium – 21%DV, and amino acid arginine.
And again, healthy men’s sex life is not a 3-month project, it’s a lifestyle.
- Values and percentages are based on the USDA Nutrient Database https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list
- Percent Daily Value (%DV) is a guide to the nutrients in one serving of food. For example, 40% for protein means that one serving provides 40% of the protein you need each day. It helps you make informed food choices. DVs are based on a 2,000-calorie diet for healthy adults.