Women Who Eat Apples Daily May Have Better Sex
Women indulging in the forbidden fruit experience better lubrication
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2014 8:50 AM CDT
Updated Jul 13, 2014 2:55 PM CDT
An apple a day for better sex?   (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)

(Newser) – Eating the forbidden fruit of an apple tree may be even racier than the Bible says. Women who eat one to two apples a day experience a better sexual quality of life than women classified as having "no regular apple consumption," according to a new study in the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Scientists followed 781 Italian women aged 18 to 43 with no history of sexual disorder and who were not taking prescription meds or suffering from depression, and learned that those who eat apples regularly had better "lubrication and overall sexual function."

The researchers didn't establish causation—it's possible, for instance, that women who eat more apples are healthier overall, which contributes to better sexual function. But, like chocolate and red wine, apples contain polyphenols and antioxidants, which can increase blood flow to the genitalia, as well as phloridzin, a type of estrogen similar to the female sex hormone estradiol that improves vaginal lubrication, reports the Huffington Post. Some of these benefits may lie only in the peel of the apple, and researchers say it "might be interesting to evaluate" what role apple peels play in female sexuality, reports Salon. (Click to read about another unusual sex-related study.)

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bearmon2010
Jul 19, 2014 8:47 AM CDT
Oh please! Its inaccurate and no proof. Silly!
Drogan
Jul 14, 2014 8:46 PM CDT
News Flash! Women who (spins wheel) breathe air MAY have better sex! Women who....drink water MAY have better sex. Women who can.....read MAY have better sex. Gee, you can say anything MAY be true.
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Jul 14, 2014 12:54 PM CDT
Grocery list on way home: 1 gal milk 1 loaf of bread 10 cases of apples