You know what they say, you are what you eat! Your diet can impact your vaginal health in major ways. These foods may help with fertility, lubrication and pH balance, which are all necessary for maintaining good vaginal health.
Kimchi and Yogurt
Fermented foods such as kimchi and yogurt are proven to help balance and maintain a healthy pH balance by promoting good bacteria. Probiotic-rich food can prevent yeast infections and contain calcium which can alleviate PMS symptoms, according to Healthline.
If you have a sweet tooth, I have some good news for you. Eating dark chocolate on your period since the potassium helps your muscles function and will reduce cramps and other menstrual pain. It also contains serotonin, which is an antidepressant that can help with mood swings.
Sweet potatoes can help strengthen your uterine walls, which is key to maintaining good vaginal health due to their high volume of beta carotene and vitamin A. In addition, both beta carotene and vitamin A have been linked to fertility and healthy fetal development.
Salmon has a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which is a great nutrient for your entire body. It promotes circulation and keeps your blood pumping, which is super beneficial for your sex drive. In addition, it can combat vaginal dryness and treat menstrual cramps. Sushi date anyone?
Fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges are packed full of vitamin C, which has been linked to fighting bacterial infections and healthy vaginal discharge. The Journal of Clinical Medicine Research reported that regular vitamin C intake “lowers the risk of recurring vaginal infections by half due to the presence of ascorbic acid,” according to Healthshots.
I know, this one might sound odd. But oysters contain a lot of zinc, which can increase your sex drive (ooh baby!). In addition, zinc has been linked to “help[ing] vaginal dryness, regulating your menstrual cycle, and fighting infections,” according to Eat This, Not That!
As a rule of thumb, if you want to maintain a diet that’s good for your vaginal health and your body in general, your best bet is to eat a balanced diet filled with fruits and vegetables. These natural foods will provide a ton of vitamins and minerals that will keep you feeling great and looking great from the inside out.
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