We all know that cranberry juice can help ward off Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and eating foods like onion, garlic and pineapple can affect the way you smell (and taste) down there.
But this aren’t the only foods that can impact your vaginal health. Here’s a list of 10 foods for a healthy vagina you need to be eating:
Women who eat an apple everyday report to have better sexual health, which includes sexual satisfaction, ability to get aroused and ability to orgasm also.
2. Green tea
Polyphenolic catechins found in green tea kill the E.coli bacteria, which can cause UTI. As well, the caffeine in green tea help ease the PMS symptoms.
3. Greek Yogurt
Eating Greek yogurt daily is great for maintaining vaginal health. Them contains live and active cultures (Lactobacillus bacteria) that prevent disease-causing organisms from attaching to the vagina and produce chemicals like lactic acid that inactivate or kill other infection-causing organisms.
Them too aids maintain healthy pH levels in the body. The calcium in yoghurt helps improve the symptoms of PMS. Eat 1 to 2 cups of probiotic yogurt every day.
Lemons also support vaginal health for their acidic nature helps maintain the vagina’s healthy pH level. Antioxidants in them too help protect the cells from free-radical damage. In addition, it works as an immune booster to help your body prevent and fight any kind of infection.
Drink lemon water once or twice daily to help restore the pH balance in your body. To make lemon water, mix the juice of ½ lemon to a glass of warm water and add a little raw honey for taste.
5. Legumes and whole grains
All this foods are rich in fibre. Fibre is prebiotic, which as mentioned above is good for vaginal health. Fibre nurtures the good bacteria in your bowel.
And the best way to keep your vagina healthy is by keeping your colon healthy because most of the bacteria come from the colon. Aim for 25 grams of fibre per day to promote vaginal health.
Women who eat two or more servings of fruits daily are 11 per cent less likely to develop uterine fibroids that can cause pelvic pain and irregular bleeding than those who have less than two servings of fruits, according to a study by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Garlic contains antimicrobial and antifungal properties that help prevent vaginal problems, such itching, burning, odor, vaginal discharge and even UTIs. Them too boosts the immune system, so that your body are ready to fight off any infection.
Eat 2 to 3 raw garlic cloves on a daily basis. You can too add garlic or it is paste to your dishes and salads. If you want to take garlic capsules, consult your doctor first.
8. Dark chocolate
The high-flavonoid kind is a great source of antioxidants and women who eat at least a square a day report increased desire and better overall sexual function.
Chocolate is too rich in magnesium (which soothes nerves), methylxanthines (boosts libido) and phenylalanine, an amino acid that produces dopamine (the feel-good chemical).
By keeping yourself hydrated is the first key to keep your vagina healthy. Hydration keeps the vaginal area moist and lubricated.
Adequate water intake will increase lubrication, allow secretions to be released and proper PH balance of vaginal tissues.
10. Oily fish
Eating salmon provides you with Vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids. Both the nutrients are important for good vaginal health. Salmon improves the overall blood circulation, which also promotes better blood flow down there.
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