The importance of aphrodisiac foods was always ignored, till the time human beings actually felt the necessity of such foods to enhance their sex life. It is a fact that the food what you consume can have direct impact on your sex life, which affects your hormones, brain chemistry, energy and stress levels. Some foods have these psychoactive properties, others arouse because they are psychologically suggestive, and some can actually increase blood flow to the genitals. So now the question arises as to whether foods can help fight erectile dysfunction? Though the scientific answer to this is a big “NO”, but there are certain foods which have proved their aphrodisiac properties and they can certainly help you in setting up the energy and arousal to have a steamy session of sex. One such food is “Pistachios”. The pistachio is a member of the Anacardiaceae or commonly known as the cashew family. Archaeological findings indicate that members of the Pistacia genus were being consumed as far back as 6700 BC and today we refer to it as Pistacia Vera.
According to a study recently published in the International Journal of Impotence research; it says that a diet which is rich in pistachio improves sexual function in men and also known to reduce symptoms of erectile dysfunction(ED). A recent clinical study conducted by a researcher at the Atatürk Teaching and Research Hospital in Ankara, Turkey, indicated that pistachios have been shown to improve erectile function in men with erectile dysfunction (ED). This emerging research adds to the list of other health benefits attributed to pistachios, including heart and blood vessel health, Cholesterol control, weight management and blood sugar control. In this study participants were given 100 grams of pistachio everyday for three weeks. To evaluate the findings of the study, a questionnaire was given to all the participants. The results were quite astonishing as the 17 subjects scored 50 percent higher on an erectile function questionnaire compared to their pre-diet scores. The men with an initial ED symptom saw improvements in erectile function, sexual intercourse satisfaction, orgasmic function, overall satisfaction, and sexual desire. More importantly the blood flow in the penis increased 22 percent, as measured by ultrasound devices.
The reasons why pistachios are so effective are because of their inbuilt properties. These nuts are very high in non-essential amino acid arginine, which appears to maintain flexible arteries and to enhance blood flow by boosting nitric oxide, a compound that relaxes blood vessels. This mechanism ultimately results in a strong erection and increased sexual arousal. Apart from boosting sexual function, pistachios also showed significant improvements in cholesterol levels of men who reported of high cholesterol problems before the study. Recently a leading researcher also claimed that pistachios, eaten with a healthy heart diet, may decrease a person's cardiovascular disease risk profile. Pistachios are basically very rich in an antioxidant called lutein, which are normally found in green and leafy vegetables. And it is needless to say how green leafy vegetables are an important source of energy, essential vitamins and other elements.
The people from Arabic countries have been aware of these aphrodisiac properties of pistachios since ages and they have been consuming this nut since a very long time. And in Lebanon pistachio leaves were used to enhance fertility. Though this food is not meant to be consumed to achieve an instant erection as these foods are to be consumed on a regular basis for a longer duration of time. But nowadays oral medicines like Generic Viagra ,Kamagra , Silagra are gaining much popularity to treat erectile dysfunction because of its safety and easy availability through online pharmacies. But a self treatment for sexual dysfunction with a bowl of pistachios isn’t a bad idea as well.