You should know that food affects every vital organ in your body and that includes your lady parts.
Vag!nal health is a crucial aspect of any woman’s life, many women are unaware of the fact that they can prevent common vaginal problems by maintaining a healthy diet. It is hard to believe that there are certain foods which alleviate vaginal dryness and ease cramps. On the contrary, there are a few types of foods which interfere with your vaginal health and lead to many kinds of infections.
Below is a list of some common foods that will help you strengthen and preserve your vag!nal health:
Sweet potato: Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, which helps strengthen muscle tissues for strong, healthy vag!nal walls.
Apples: An apple a day may keep the doctor away but it could also boost your s3x life. According to a study, the content of the phytoestrogen phloridzin and antioxidants found in apples helps to stimulate vaginal blood flow (making it easier to have an orgasm) as well as promote better s3xual function and lubrication.
Avocado: Being rich in healthy monounsaturated fats and Vitamin E, avocados can help your body produce s3x hormones thus reducing the chances of vag!nal dryness (often characterized by painful intercourse). Furthermore, their healthy fat content (alongside their vitamin B6 and potassium) also helps to enhance libido, lubrication and strengthen vaginal walls.
Cranberry Juice: It’s no surprise that this food makes the list and for good reason. Fresh cranberries or cranberry juice (natural and free of added sugar) are rich in antioxidants that fight off bacteria that can cause urinary tract infections.
Yogurt (Plain): A healthy vagina contains plenty of good bacteria (lactobacillus) which helps in the prevention of a yeast infection. However, if the balance of good bacteria in your vagina is altered (due to reasons ranging from medication to birth control) then this increases your risk of developing a yeast infection. However, probiotic-rich food such as plain yoghurt can help provide more good bacteria, which can help prevent yeast infections.
Leafy Greens: Rich in nutrients, leafy greens-such as kale and spinach- help to enhance circulation as well as increase stimulation.
Salmon: Salmon, along with other fatty fish, contains plentiful amounts of omega 3 fatty acids. These fatty acids not only help improve vaginal dryness in menopausal women but it can also help reduce menstrual pain. Other foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids include flaxseed oil, eggs, walnuts and soybeans.
Although these foods can help encourage a healthy vag!na, it’s important to remember that your vagina is an expert at protecting and cleaning itself. Therefore, stay away from all forms of couching, practice good hygiene, enjoy safe s3x, and be sure to regularly visit your gynaecologist.