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What Happens To Your Sex Drive When You Eat Lots Of Peanut Butter
Eating peanut butter improves sex drive. Peanuts are a good source of L-tyrosine, an amino acid that converts to dopamine, says registered dietitian nutritionist Kylene Bogden.
Per a 2010 European Psychiatry research, dopamine is a key element in human sexual behavior, influencing everything from desire to orgasm to sexual satisfaction.
Peanut butter also contains arginine, another amino acid known to improve circulation. This can subsequently stimulate arousal and help with initiating or maintaining an erection.
The antioxidants in peanuts may alleviate symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Peanuts are also rich in zinc and vitamin E, nutrients vital for sperm and reproductive organs.
Despite rumors suggesting a link between peanut consumption and increased susceptibility to sexually transmitted infections, there is no scientific evidence supporting this notion.
Experts advise selecting peanut butter with lower amounts of sodium, sugar, and saturated fat and limiting your intake to 2 tablespoons of peanut butter daily.