They say 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' but researchers have discovered that apples might actually improve the sex lives of women too. They found that an apple a day can boost sexual pleasure for sexually active ladies.
It is believed that the reason for this is because of the compound phloridzin, found naturally in apples which is similar to the female sex hormone estradiol. Estradiol is essential in sexual arousal.
Apples also contain polyphenols and antioxidants that encourage blood flow to the genitalia hence making arousal much easier. Researchers for Santa Chiara Regional Hospital in Trento, Italy also believe that the more apples a woman eats, the more lubricated she will be- making sex easier and comfortable.
On National Apple Pie Day there has never been a better excuse to tuck into something- anything with apples in it!