According to "The Testosterone Factor: A Practical Guide to Improving Vitality and Virility, Naturally," Shafiq Qaadri, says that almonds were once seen as a symbol of the male genitals and fertility.
Almonds contain zinc, selenium and vitamin E- all vitamins which have an important role in sexual health and reproduction.
Selenium helps with fertility and vitamin E helps keep your heart healthy.
Zinc is integral in producing male sex hormones, which in turn help increase his libido.
Almonds are rich in healthy Omega 3 fats, or good fats, which increase the blood flow to the sexual organs. They also contain an amino acid called arginine, which promotes the relaxation of the blood vessels and improves circulation. (www.medindia.net)
"I think what we've appreciated over the last 10 to 15 years," says NYU's Dr. Lamm, "is that a man's sex life is directly related to how healthy he is-especially your blood vessels." Almonds generate good cardiovascular health, while simultaneously lowering cholesterol- they are fatty, however its polyunsaturated which protects the blood vessels in the same way Omega 3 does in fish.(www.bonappetit.com)
So use them as a healthy snack, crumble them over your fish dinner or have some with your cheese at the end of your meal- however you choose to fit them into your diet- you will thank yourself at bed time.