We’ve all heard the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
While the benefits of eating apples on a daily basis are large in number, what most women fail to realize is that eating apples is actually good for their sexual health as well. A unique study focusing on eating apples and women’s sexual health found that a better sex life was directly linked to the women who at fruit on a daily basis.
What is it about apples that improves a woman’s sex life?
Apples contain high levels of polyphenols and antioxidants, both of which enhance the stimulation of blood flow in the genitalia. This leads to an increase in arousal. If you’re thinking of going on an apple-a-day diet, don’t limit yourself to only one. In fact, eat as many as you want! Researchers from the Santa Chiara Regional Hospital found that the higher the number of apples women ate, the more likely they were to enjoy enhanced lubrication and sexual function.
The study that the researchers conducted involved 731 women between the ages of 18 and 43 who were healthy and sexually active. They were each asked to fill out a Female Sexual Function Index survey. In addition, they were asked about their daily apple consumption. The women who ate apples daily had higher Female Sexual Function Index scores.
If you don’t currently eat at least one apple a day, you should start. In addition to a better sex life, you’ll reap many more health advantages. For starters, apples are loaded with flavonoids, which helps reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and heart disease. Secondly, apples can lower your risk of breast cancer. And because apples have phytonutrients, they can also help protect you against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.