Erectile dysfunction is an early warning sign of coronary artery disease, heart attack, and stroke. The small blood vessels in the penis are affected by disease before the coronary arteries in the heart or blood vessels supplying the brain. Many men take drugs like Viagra to promote erections, but these drugs can have serious side effects.
Turkish scientists found that regular consumption of pistachio nuts improved erectile function and markers of metabolic health such as total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein, high-density lipoproteins, and triglycerides. Eating pistachio nuts is a good way to spice up your sex life and decrease the risk of coronary artery disease. (International Journal of Impotence Research, 23: 32-38, 2011)