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Benefits of Pistachio And Its Side Effects

Pistachios are one of the oldest and healthiest nuts known to man. Along with the traditional benefits offered by all nuts, they contain specific properties that give them a unique advantage as a dietary supplement. The carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, and minerals, are all equally beneficial for the human body. They offer day-to-day benefits such as maintaining moisture in the skin, improving digestion, and protecting the eye from developing early symptoms of aging. It is also one of the few nuts that has a direct impact on sexual health and improves erectile function in men. However, they have other benefits that protect us from specific conditions and diseases. It directly impacts cholesterol and weight as well as diabetes. Having a handle on diabetes and its symptoms can reduce the risk of developing cardiac conditions.

Benefits of Pistachio And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Pistachio
Nutritional Value of Pistachio
Health Benefits of Pistachio
Promotes Sexual Health in Men
Reduces Cholesterol and Improves Heart Health
Helps Lose Weight
Controls Diabetes
Keeps Skin Healthy
Acts as a Good Source of Dietary Fiber
Prevents Anemia
Improves Ophthalmological Health
Uses of Pistachio
Side-Effects & Allergies of Pistachio
Cultivation of Pistachio

Pistachio

Pistachios were one of the first edible nuts to be discovered, and are therefore extremely popular. They are sold and eaten across the world. A pistachio tree produces its first crop only after 10 to 12 years. They are a drupe, which means that the nut is actually a large seed which is centered in the heart of the pistachio fruit. The nut is covered by a dichotomous shell. The shell protects the nut from damage as well as infections. These nuts are available throughout the year and they are very common, so they can be purchased from any grocery store. Pistachios are available for consumption in a variety of forms, such as sweetened or salted and shelled or unshelled. Once purchased they are best when stored in an airtight container and kept in a cool, dry place. Exposure to moisture can soften them, and they can also go bad.

Nutritional Value of Pistachio

The best way to consume pistachios is to purchase them unshelled. Unshelled pistachios are the least processed and therefore the healthiest of all variants. Pistachios are one of the few nuts that contain most of the nutrients the human body needs to maintain its overall health. 1 ounce of pistachios, which is usually approximately 50 kernels or 28 grams, contains 159 calories. It contains 12.9 grams of fat, of which almost 88% are healthy, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats. Additionally, it also contains 7.7 grams of carbohydrates, 5.7 grams of protein, and 3 grams of fiber. Consuming only one ounce of pistachios a day can provide the body with 25% of its daily value of vitamin B6, 20% of thiamine, and 20% of copper. Further, pistachios also contribute to the body’s daily required intake of potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, folate, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and niacin.

Health Benefits of Pistachio

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Pistachio
Health Benefits of Pistachio

Promotes Sexual Health in Men

Studies have shown that pistachios have a positive effect on men’s sexual health. One study showed that men between 38 and 59 who had been suffering from erective dysfunction for a year before participating in the study, saw an increase in erectile function by about 50% when they consumed only 100 grams of pistachios every day for lunch. There were no dietary changes, or changes in physical activity or lifestyle for the duration of the study. The positive effects were tested and confirmed by examining the amount of blood flowing into the penis. There was also an increase in serum lipid levels. The reason why pistachios are associated with erectile function is because they are relatively rich in the nonessential amino acid arginine. Arginine boosts nitric oxide in the body, which is a compound that relaxes blood vessels, and in turn keeps the arteries flexible and open.

Reduces Cholesterol and Improves Heart Health

Pistachio is one of the more well-known cholesterol reducing foods. Studies have shown that those who consume one to two servings of pistachios a day can lower their cholesterol levels. A decrease of 9% has been associated with those who consume one serving per day, whereas those consume who them twice a day show a 12% decrease. High cholesterol is one of the biggest risk factors in coronary heart disease. Lowering cholesterol lowers the risk of developing a coronary condition. Additionally, pistachios are rich in antioxidants, which are essential in maintaining cardiovascular health.

Helps Lose Weight

Consuming pistachios can not only help in maintaining weight balance, it can also help in losing weight. Instead of consuming unhealthy snacks that contain high amounts of sugar, sodium, and unhealthy fats, it is better to consume pistachios. It is a healthy snack as it contains monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, protein, and fiber. Therefore, it can keep your hunger controlled, and it also makes you feel full for a longer period of time. This can prevent you from overeating.This is a great supplement for those who are following weight-loss diets. Further, a research conducted by the UCLA School of Medicine showed the positive effect pistachios can have on maintaining weight. The subjects of the study substituted snacks like dairy products, potato chips, candy bars, and variants of buttered and microwaved popcorn with pistachios, accounting for 20% of their total calorie intake for three weeks, and did not gain bodyweight. In fact, their levels of bad cholesterol reduced and levels of good cholesterol increased.

Controls Diabetes

Diabetes is not just a condition, it is a lifestyle. Therefore, just consuming or refraining from consuming certain food items doesn’t control diabetes effectively. Routine is equally important in treating this condition. Research conducted to determine the effects of daily pistachio consumption on blood sugar levels, inflammation markers, circulation, and lipid or lipoprotein on type 2 diabetes patients showed that it had a positive impact on cholesterol ratios, total cholesterol, and triglycerides. Controlling diabetes is essential because it can decrease the risk of developing heart conditions and a stroke. By consuming pistachios, as a supplement to their overall healthy diet, type 2 diabetes patients can improve their cardiometabolic risk factors.

Keeps Skin Healthy

While the concentration of unsaturated fatty acids is what makes the pistachio healthy, saturated fatty acids also contribute to the health of the body. These saturated fats keep the skin from drying. It can also help restore moisture in the skin, if it is already dry. It is one of the most recommended food items for those suffering from atopic dermatitis and eczema. Furthermore, oils extracted from the pistachio are extensively used as a base in traditional massage therapies as well as aroma therapy.

Acts as a Good Source of Dietary Fiber

Pistachios contain a considerable amount of dietary fiber, which is able to meet a good portion of the daily required intake of fiber by itself. These dietary fibers help in the smooth digestion of food. Optimizing digestion ensures that the body is not storing unwanted fat. Additionally, it also keeps the entire gastrointestinal tract healthy and avoids blockages in the bowel by regularizing bowel movements. A daily serving as small as an ounce can do the trick.

Prevents Anemia

Although pistachios themselves do not have a very high iron content, they do contain significant amounts of copper. Copper in turn, improves the body’s ability to absorb iron from food items. This can help you avoid developing conditions like anemia.

Improves Ophthalmological Health

Pistachios are the only nuts that comprise a significant amount of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are dietary carotenoids. These two carotenoids are the only two present in the retina and lens of the eye. Dietary carotenoids benefit the body by reducing the risk of certain types of cancer and eye diseases. Studies suggest that diets that are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin slow the development of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Overall, carotenoids are best absorbed in combination with fats in a meal. However, since good fats are already present in pistachios, the body is able to absorb these carotenoids in a better manner.

Uses of Pistachio

Pistachios are extremely versatile and have been used extensively in savory cooking as well as baking. They can be added to healthy salads or they can also be added as garnish to entrees and appetizers. They can be consumed raw, either shelled or unshelled. However, there are specific pistachio products that are artificially sweetened or salted.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Pistachio

While shelled and unshelled pistachios are healthy, sweetened or salted pistachios may be detrimental because of the artificial additives present in the product. Their high sodium or sugar content may undo the natural health benefits of the pistachio. Doctors and nutritionists also caution people with a sensitivity towards a compound called fructans to refrain from consuming pistachios. Although fructans are not dangerous, they can irritate the digestive system and cause gastrointestinal problems like bloating, flatulence, abdominal pain, and diarrhea or constipation. The degree of discomfort depends on the number of nuts consumed. Higher the consumption, higher the discomfort.

Cultivation of Pistachio

Pistachios were originally native to Asia, specifically Iran and Iraq. The association between pistachios and their consumption can be dated back to 6000 BC, according to archaeological evidence. They were introduced to the Romans only in 100 AD, from where it went on to become popular globally. Today, they are produced in non-native countries like the United States, Australia, China, and Turkey.

Popular Questions & Answers

How to eat pistachio. Does it lower cholesterol what are the benefits of pistachio.

advance diploma in clinical nutrition and dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jaipur
Pistachio contains essential nutrients. It helps you to control your body weight Lap lowering the risk of heart problems. It helps in reducing cholesterol level. Pistachio is a good source of vitamin A, E and B6. Vitamin B6 is very important for healthy immune system. Helps in increasing the haemoglobin level in blood. Vitamin E is very essential for healthy skin and hair. It makes your skin younger and glowing. Helps in fighting hair loss.
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Dear Sir, I am a 31 year old unmarried lady, my height is 162 cm, but my weight is only 52, I want to increase my weight quickly in 5 months, kindly suggest.

BUMS
Unani Specialist,
Eat 5 pieces of dates cashews almonds and pistachios every morning empty stomach One glass of cow milk in night-bed time.
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I am Non. Veg as well as vegetarian and my height is 5 feet 9 inches and weight is 61 kgs. I want to increase my weight and my life is very active as I goes to gym 6 times in a week.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hi lybrate-user I would suggest you a more protein diet. For Non-vegetarian :- 300- 350 grams of Chicken or Fish or Eggs (one egg =60gm) etc For Vegetarians:- 300-350gms legumes or pulses, peanut, cashew nuts almond pistachio etc Along with 50gms of fat like Amul butter or cheese Apart from you three meals that you take minus protein and protein quantity opined above. For more detail schedule and follow up to monitor your health supervision consult me Hopefully your questions is answered.
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I am a flexitarian (veg+ non veg) From a year I am suffering from liver issues i.e. Redness in outer lining of liver due to alcohol. I want to gain weight about 10 kgs.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, You should monitor your dietary regulation, avoiding, junkfood, alcohol, nicotine, spicy & fried food. Tk, moderate qty of water on small intervals. Go for meditation to reduce your stress to nourish your body conditioning your liver to function properly. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@.Chelidonium Q -10. Drops with little water, thrice. Tk, care.

Hello sir, I go to the gym daily and my trainer as suggested to take dry fruits daily for a proper diet and I am taking 2 prune 1 dates 1 anjeer 1 apricot 3 cashew nuts 10 dry grapes 10 pistachios 8 almonds 2 walnuts Daily early morning in empty stomach and my question is does taking more sweet dry fruits like dates, anjeer, prunes, apricots daily cause blood sugar or diabetes. please suggest me. And I am 20 years old.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Taking sweets does not cause Diabetes. You can be flexible regarding the dry fruits as it is not compulsory to take it everyday. You can also take the help of a nutritionist for a diet chart for your body requirement. Please note that people with daibetes should be more calorie conscious. Read more about diet and exercise from the internet. Add more fresh fruits and vegetables everyday. A balanced diet is more important to maintain good nutrition and health.

Popular Health Tips

Besan Ladoo With A Twist

BSc - Food & Applied Nutrition, MSc - Food & Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
Besan Ladoo With A Twist

As the chilly winter days melt into the more comfortable spring weather, people celebrate Basant Panchami or Vasant Panchami. For Basant Panchami the yellow colour dominates for not only do people wear yellow coloured clothes, even the food that’s prepared as offering to the goddess is also yellow.

So we have come up with a HEALTHY RECIPE " BESANLADOO" with a AMAZING TWIST.

Lets try it out and if you like it DO share it.

BesanLadooVeganRecipe:

  • Gluten, grain, dairy, soy free recipe can be nutfree too
  • CookTime: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 Tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 2.5 Tablespoons jaggery
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • generous pinch of nutmeg powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon skimmed milk

Method:

1. Add chickpea flour to a pan and Dry roast for 5 minutes on low heat. stir once or twice.

2. Add coconut and oil, Mix well and roast for 15 minutes.

Press down and mix well every 3-4 minutes.

3. Add sugar, salt and spices and mix well. Roast on another 3 minutes.

4. Sprinkle milk on the mixture and mix.

5Take off heat. Let cool for a minute or so until warm to handle.

6. Make balls of the mixture. Press crushed cashew or pistachios or raisins on top.

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Dry Fruits Or Dried Fruits - What's The Difference?

Bcom-Hons, MBA-Marketing & International Business, Advance Diploma In Nutrition & Dietetics, National Diabetes Educational Programme
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Dry Fruits Or Dried Fruits - What's The Difference?

The terms dry fruits and dried fruits seem synonymous, but there is a very thin line difference between the two. To put it in simple terms nuts are also known as dry fruits. Dry fruits can be further categorized as dehiscent and indehiscent. The former refers to seeds contained in a pod and the latter refers to those that are not found in a seedpod. This includes pistachios, cashew nuts, walnuts and almonds. On the other hand, natural fleshy fruits that have been naturally or synthetically dried are called dried fruits. For example, dehydrated figs, raisins, dried cherries, apricots, etc. are considered dried fruits. Dehydrated apples, bananas, kiwis, etc. are also called dried fruits.

Which is the healthier choice?

Dry fruits and dried fruits both have a number of health benefits.

  • Dry fruits are rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. However, they also contain a high amount of saturated fats and have a high calorific value. Hence, they should be consumed in moderation. Dry fruit consumption, on the other hand, should also be limited for people trying to lose weight and those suffering from heart problems.
  • To make dry fruits like nuts healthier, you could soak them in water overnight and skin them the next morning before eating them, this helps in reducing the level of saturated fats in them.
  • As compared to dry fruits, dried fruits have a much higher sugar level. Thus, their intake should be limited for weight watchers, diabetics, heart patients as well as those suffering from gallstones, high blood pressure and water retention.
  • However, dried fruits can be beneficial for anemic patients and athletes. Dried fruits have the same vitamin and minerals as the fresh fruits and the only thing missing is the water content. Dried fruits are also rich in antioxidants and hence help boost immunity.

Tips to buy dry fruits and dried fruits

  • With both dry fruits and dried fruits, you must take a look at the ingredients in the case of packaged dry/dried fruits.
  • Avoid nuts that have been artificially sweetened, salted or fried.
  • Also, do not buy dried fruits that have sugar listed as an ingredient.
  • Dried fruits are naturally sweet and artificial sweeteners only add calories without any added nutrition.
  • For fruits that tend to be bitter when dried such as cranberries, look for dried cranberries that have been sweetened with 100% natural fruit juice.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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5 Important Foods For Treating Impotency In Males!

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DY ( Yoga & Ayurvedic Diet ), CCYP ( Yoga & Ayurvedic Diet )
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
5 Important Foods For Treating Impotency In Males!

Male impotence is also commonly known as erectile dysfunctioning. This is a common problem faced by men as they age. Impotence can be described as the inability to have or maintain an erection for long enough to have intercourse. Though the risk of impotence increases with age, age does not trigger this condition. Impotence can be triggered by a traumatic experience, certain medications or medical conditions etc. In most cases, impotence is temporary and can be relieved by simple home remedies.

However, it should be noted that what works for one person may not work as effectively for another and hence it may be necessary to experiment with different remedies.

  1. Garlic: Garlic boosts the immune system and also serves as a powerful antiseptic. Additionally, it also functions as a sex rejuvenator and hence is effective in case impotency is triggered by traumatic experience and diseases. To benefit from garlic, chew 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic daily. Garlic bread that is made with whole garlic cloves can also aid in the production of healthy sperm cells.
  2. Onion: Though many people shy away from onions for their odour, it is considered an aphrodisiac that enhances the libido. It can treat premature ejaculation, impotency and the involuntary loss of sperm cells while asleep. To use onions as a remedy for impotence, fry a crushed onion in butter and mix with a spoon of honey before eating it on an empty stomach.
  3. Drumstick: Drumstick can be used to cure impotency, premature ejaculation and thicken semen. It is often used to treat functional sterility in both men and women. Boil 15gm of drumstick flowers in 250ml of milk or boil 120gms of dry drumstick bark in its powdered form with a litre of milk for half an hour. While the former mixture can be strained and had as it is, mix 30 gms of the latter with 1 tablespoon of honey. To experience the benefits of the drumstick, this should be taken three times a day.
  4. Dates: Dates strengthen the body and have the ability to increase sexual drive, endurance and overall vitality. It also calms the mind and helps fight stress that could be causing impotency. Pound equal quantities of dried dates, almonds, pistachio nuts and quince seeds. Take about 100 gms of this mixture each day to see effective results.
  5. Asparagus: The dried roots of asparagus are also known as white musli. In traditional Unani medicine, this is known as an aphrodisiac and a form of treatment for impotency. Boil 1 cup of milk with 15 gms of dried asparagus roots and have the mixture twice a day on a daily basis to benefit from it.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Dietary Changes To Prevent Urinary Stones

Mch - Urology
Urologist, Mumbai
Dietary Changes To Prevent Urinary Stones

Can I help prevent kidney stones by changing what I eat or drink?

  • Drinking enough liquid, mainly water, is the most important thing you can do to prevent kidney stones. Unless you have kidney failure, many health care professionals recommend that you drink six to eight, 8-ounce glasses a day. Talk with a health care professional about how much liquid you should drink.
  • Studies have shown that the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (dash) diet can reduce the risk of kidney stones. Learn more about the dash diet. 2
  • Studies have shown that being overweight increases your risk of kidney stones. A dietitian can help you plan meals to help you lose weight.
  • Does the type of kidney stone I had affect food choices I should make?
  • Yes. If you have already had kidney stones, ask your health care professional which type of kidney stone you had. Based on the type of kidney stone you had, you may be able to prevent kidney stones by making changes in how much sodium, animal protein, calcium, or oxalate is in the food you eat.

You may need to change what you eat and drink for these types of kidney stones:

  • Calcium oxalate stones
  • Calcium phosphate stones
  • Uric acid stones
  • Cystine stones

A dietitian who specializes in kidney stone prevention can help you plan meals to prevent kidney stones. Find a dietitian who can help you.

Calcium oxalate stones

Reduce oxalate

If you’ve had calcium oxalate stones, you may want to avoid these foods to help reduce the amount of oxalate in your urine:

Nuts and nut products

  • Peanuts—which are legumes, not nuts, and are high in oxalate
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Wheat bran

Talk with a health care professional about other food sources of oxalate and how much oxalate should be in what you eat.

Reduce sodium

Your chance of developing kidney stones increases when you eat more sodium. Sodium is a part of salt. Sodium is in many canned, packaged, and fast foods. It is also in many condiments, seasonings, and meats.

Talk with a health care professional about how much sodium should be in what you eat. See tips to reduce your sodium intake.

Limit animal protein

Eating animal protein may increase your chances of developing kidney stones.

A health care professional may tell you to limit eating animal protein, including

  • Beef, chicken, and pork, especially organ meats
  • Eggs
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Milk, cheese, and other dairy products

Although you may need to limit how much animal protein you eat each day, you still need to make sure you get enough protein. Consider replacing some of the meat and animal protein you would typically eat with beans, dried peas, and lentils, which are plant-based foods that are high in protein and low in oxalate.

Talk with a health care professional about how much total protein you should eat and how much should come from animal or plant-based foods.

Get enough calcium from foods

Even though calcium sounds like it would be the cause of calcium stones, it’s not. In the right amounts, calcium can block other substances in the digestive tract that may cause stones. Talk with a health care professional about how much calcium you should eat to help prevent getting more calcium oxalate stones and to support strong bones. It may be best to get calcium from low-oxalate, plant-based foods such as calcium-fortified juices, cereals, breads, some kinds of vegetables, and some types of beans. Ask a dietitian or other health care professional which foods are the best sources of calcium for you.

Calcium phosphate stones

Reduce sodium

Your chance of developing kidney stones increases when you eat more sodium. Sodium is a part of salt. Sodium is in many canned, packaged, and fast foods. It is also in many condiments, seasonings, and meats.

  • Although you may need to limit how much animal protein you have each day, you still need to make sure you get enough protein. Consider replacing some of the meat and animal protein you would typically eat with some of these plant-based foods that are high in protein:
  • Legumes such as beans, dried peas, lentils, and peanuts
  • Soy foods, such as soy milk, soy nut butter, and tofu
  • Nuts and nut products, such as almonds and almond butter, cashews and cashew butter, walnuts, and pistachios

Sunflower seeds

Talk with a health care professional about how much total protein you should eat and how much should come from animal or plant-based foods.

Get enough calcium from foods

Even though calcium sounds like it would be the cause of calcium stones, it’s not. In the right amounts, calcium can block other substances in the digestive tract that may lead to stones. Talk with a health care professional about how much calcium you should eat to help prevent getting more calcium phosphate stones and to support strong bones. It may be best to get calcium from plant-based foods such as calcium-fortified juices, cereals, breads, some kinds of vegetables, and some types of beans. Ask a dietitian or other health care professional which foods are the best sources of calcium for you.

Uric acid stones

  • Limit animal protein
  • Eating animal protein may increase your chances of developing kidney stones.
  • A health care professional may tell you to limit eating animal protein, including
  • Beef, chicken, and pork, especially organ meats
  • Eggs
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Milk, cheese, and other dairy products

Although you may need to limit how much animal protein you have each day, you still need to make sure you get enough protein. Consider replacing some of the meat and animal protein you would typically eat with some of these plant-based foods that are high in protein:

  • Legumes such as beans, dried peas, lentils, and peanuts
  • Soy foods, such as soy milk, soy nut butter, and tofu
  • Nuts and nut products, such as almonds and almond butter, cashews and cashew butter, walnuts, and pistachios
  • Sunflower seeds

Talk with a health care professional about how much total protein you should eat and how much should come from animal or plant-based foods.

Losing weight if you are overweight is especially important for people who have had uric acid stones.

Cystine stones

Drinking enough liquid, mainly water, is the most important lifestyle change you can make to prevent cystine stones. Talk with a health care professional about how much liquid you should drink.

Tips to reduce your sodium intake

Most americans consume too much sodium. Adults should aim to consume less than 2, 300 mg a day. 3, one teaspoon of table salt has 2, 325 milligrams (mg) of sodium. If you have had calcium oxalate or calcium phosphate stones, you should follow this guideline, even if you take medicine to prevent kidney stones.

Here are some tips to help you reduce your sodium intake:

  • Check the percent daily value (%dv) for sodium on the nutrition facts label found on many foods. Low in sodium is 5% or less, and high in sodium is 20% or more.
  • Consider writing down how much sodium you consume each day.
  • When eating out, ask about the sodium content in the food.
  • Cook from scratch. Avoid processed and fast foods, canned soups and vegetables, and lunch meats.
  • Look for foods labeled: sodium free, salt free, very low sodium, low sodium, reduced or less sodium, light in sodium, no salt added, unsalted, and lightly salted.
  • Check labels for ingredients and hidden sodium, such as
  • Sodium bicarbonate, the chemical name for baking soda
  • Baking powder, which contains sodium bicarbonate and other chemicals
  • Disodium phosphate
  • Monosodium glutamate, or msg
  • Sodium alginate
  • Sodium nitrate or nitrite
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Erectile Dysfunction - Treating It The Ayurvedic Way!

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Surat
Erectile Dysfunction - Treating It The Ayurvedic Way!

For a person’s overall health, a healthy love life is an essential component. Overall health affects your intimate life and vice versa. There are various reasons for impaired sex life, though, but because it is a very private topic, most people are not comfortable talking about it.

For men especially, talking about reduced sexuality can be very embarrassing, as they think it is unmanly to have this problem. Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence is an extremely common problem. It is the inability to attain and sustain an erection long enough for the partner to be satisfied.

The following are some common causes of erectile dysfunction in men. Getting to identify the problem is half the problem solved, and therefore it is very important to know the reason behind the ED.

  1. Impaired blood and nerve supply leads to a gradual decrease in the strength and duration of the erection. This is also aggravated by conditions like heart disease and diabetes which are common in old age.
  2. Effect on the circulatory, nervous, and musculoskeletal system of the groin or the pelvic area due to trauma, infections, accidents, or diseases like vascular conditions or neurological disorders.
  3. Reduced testosterone hormone levels in the body.
  4. Many anti-hypertensive drugs, anti-histaminic drugs, anti-depressants, etc., can cause ED.
  5. Chronic smoking, alcohol and drug abuse also lead to erectile dysfunction
  6. Psychological factors , such as emotional stress, performance anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and fear of sexual failure leading to erectile dysfunction.

There is a longer list of safe, proven, efficacious products which can help in treating this problem.

  1. Chewing 2 to 3 cloves of garlic on a daily basis is one of the best ways to treat sexual impotence.
  2. Onions, especially white onions, are also known to increase libido and strengthen the reproductive system.
  3. Finely chopped carrots mixed with half-boiled egg and honey is known to increase sexual stamina.
  4. Dried roots of asparagus mixed in milk can be consumed twice daily to treat sexual impotency and prevent premature ejaculation.
  5. Drumstick flowers added to boiled milk is another effective way. The powder of the bark also can be mixed with honey and used daily.
  6. Ginger juice mixed with half-boiled egg and honey works wonders in curing impotency and premature ejaculation.
  7. A mixture of various dry fruits including dates, almonds, and pistachios can be used on a daily basis to increase sexual power.
  8. Black raisins eaten with a glass of warm milk daily also is very effective
  9. Jambul fruit mixed with milk and a little honey added to it is also used to treat impotence.

In addition, counselling the couple to support each other, healthy diet, good exercise, and sleep are equally important to treat ED.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Table of Content

Pistachio
Nutritional Value of Pistachio
Health Benefits of Pistachio
Promotes Sexual Health in Men
Reduces Cholesterol and Improves Heart Health
Helps Lose Weight
Controls Diabetes
Keeps Skin Healthy
Acts as a Good Source of Dietary Fiber
Prevents Anemia
Improves Ophthalmological Health
Uses of Pistachio
Side-Effects & Allergies of Pistachio
Cultivation of Pistachio