Vitamin B6- Pears are a rich source of vitamin B6 which is essential for libido production. It helps to control elevated prolactin. It also aids in the function of oestrogen and testosterone, red blood cells, serotonin and dopamine. For men with a low sperm count- Vitamin B6 helps to increase these levels.
Natural insoluble fibre- Pears contain this type of fibre which binds bad cholesterol together, so it can't be absorbed by the body. This stops it from clogging up your arteries, thus increasing sexual libido and performance.
Antioxidants- These are necessary for all round good health but more specifically sexual health. Oxidants or free radicals are molecules that are damaged due to age, stress and the environment and are missing an electron. If they are left in the body, they can increase the likelihood of damage to other cells, heart disease, cancer, skin damage, wrinkles and ageing. Pears are just one of the foods that increases blood flow and reduces the formation of plaque in the arteries.
Aphrodisiac- Research has shown that fruits including pears have aphrodisiac qualities. Traditional cultures around the globe have praised fruits for improving sex lives for centuries.
Erectile Dysfunction- A study by Professor Aedan Cassidy of UEA found that those men who ate a diet of anthocyanins, flavones and flavanones were less likely to suffer from ED. Pears are one of the top sources of all three.
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