The increasingly popularity and health benefits of Brazil nuts may lead to these nuts becoming a daily snack for many men.
Brazil nuts are not only packed full of vitamins, minerals and rich in protein content, they also boast the highest dietary source of selenium.
Selenium is a mineral not found in many foods and has been linked to improved sexual performance among men.
So what are 5 reasons men should eat this popular South American nut?
Used by Peruvians for well over 3,000 years, the ancient herb commonly known as maca is gaining popularity among men looking for a natural method to boost their testosterone levels.
In the early 1900’s, pumpkin seeds were used to treat symptoms for an enlarged prostate as well as other urinary tract problems.
Today we not only realize that pumpkin seeds and excellent source or nutrients for your prostate, but they also contain many libido boosting vitamins, essential sex drive minerals and high levels of zinc – necessary for optimal testosterone production in the body.
Known as the “Food of the Gods”, the ancient Mayans can be thanked for their discovery and cultivation of cacao tree, from which cacao powder (also referred to as cocoa powder) and chocolate are made. In fact, Cacao was considered so nutritious that Mayan kings drank up to 30 cups a day to maintain their vigor and virility.
The health benefits of cacao are enormous. Recent studies have shown that cacao improves brain function, is a natural mood booster and improves blood flow – all very important for the bedroom. Cacao even provides the brain with phenylethylanime, which is that chemical that makes you “feel like you’re in love”.
However, the Cacao powder typically available in the supermarket isn’t this rich nutrient cacao we are talking about. For real health benefits of Cacao powder, it needs to be raw – It’s still very easy to find in your local health food store.
In a recent Italian study, 24 middle-aged men who suffered from “mild” erection problems took a citrulline supplement for a month. After the month trial, 50% of the men said their difficulties cleared up and they had sex more often.
There are a number of foods which contain large amounts of citrulline such as almonds, chickpeas, and cucumbers, dark chocolate (Cacao), salmon and walnuts, however none come as close to providing the amount of citrulline contained in fresh watermelon.
Some researchers have gone as far to say that watermelon has a Viagra-like effect when it comes to preventing erectile dysfunction (ED).
Aside from the suggestive size and shape of bananas, these bright yellow tropical fruits have been shown to be an excellent Superfood for men in the bedroom.
Bananas are a storehouse of nutrients and energy and have even been shown to improve mood, increase oxygen flow throughout the body and improve performance in the bedroom.