Nuts contain many nutrients and minerals essential to our health and overall well being.  Naturally, maintaining good sexual health is an important part of life for both men and women. Pecans and cashews are both good sources of l-arginine, an amino acid that’s thought to have a role in reducing impotence. Pecans are also high in zinc. If a body does not get enough zinc, it may have difficulty producing testosterone—a key hormone for sexual desire in both men and women. Pecans provide nearly 10 percent of the recommended daily amount for zinc.

Some people believe that incorporating these five varieties of nuts into your diet, can actually help improve your sex life. Almonds contain zinc, selenium, and vitamin E, which are vitamins and minerals that seem to be important for sexual health and reproduction. Selenium can help with infertility issues and, with vitamin E, may help heart health. Read more on the following five nut varieties available in Montagu stores nationwide


Filled with Omega-3 fatty acids, almonds are not just good for your heart! The essential amino acid l-arginine helps circulate neurotransmitters in the brain. This means, when something feels good, you feel even more of it… which usually means you’ll want even more of it later, right?

Brazil Nuts

These tasty nut are packed with selenium, a vitamin that improves both sperm production and motility. If you’re hoping to start a family then incorporating Brazil nuts in a future dad’s diet will be better the health of his sperm and also the DNA. Brazil nuts are also the perfect thing to eat before or after a work out. They are all about nutrition, texture and flavor.


If you visit Jamaica, you may find street vendors offering you cashew juice. This is a known natural libido booster for men. Aside from a firmer erection for men it also increase sexual desire and pleasure during sex for both men and women. A Win-Win situation? Montagu stores do sell Cashews in bulk sizes if you are interePecans

Pecan Nuts

Pecans have long been recommended as a food to eat to increase a woman’s libido. Because of their phytoestrogen contents, including healthy fats, they may just boost sex drive. They are also packed with protein and zinc which contribute to balancing hormones. Plus, pecans happen to be delicious when roasted, or in dessert.

These popular nuts have been known to assist in lowering cholesterol, as a 2012 study showed that men who had a handful of pistachio nuts every day for three weeks had a higher sex drive. Conducted in Turkey, the study measured participants’ sexual desire, pleasure and satisfaction. Aside from the benefits Pistachios are delicious to eat!
Montagu Mixed Nuts

Remember our mixed nuts blend (roasted & salted or raw) contains 4 of these 5 essential nuts: Cashew, Almond, Pecan or Hazelnut, Brazil Nuts.
This convenient nut mix is available from all Montagu stores nationwide in 50g snack packets to 1kg, so pick up a bag or a few packets and snack on them with your loved one!

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