Here are 10 of the best foods to consume if you’re looking to maintain or improve your vagina’s health. Let's check them out!
1. Cranberry Juice
If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection, you’d be aware of the benefits of cranberry juice. Studies have suggested that these crimson berries contain active compounds to fight bacteria like E.coli.
Just 2 or 3 cloves of garlic contains enough antifungal properties that helps reduce itchiness, odor, vaginal discharge and any burning. It also reduces risks of vaginal infection as it helps boosts your body’s immune system.
If eating garlic raw is too much, add them in small amounts to your daily dishes. Garlic capsules are also available.
There’s a reason avocados are a superfood, not only are they great for weight loss and for getting clear skin, they’re amazing for your vagina too! Avocadoes contain healthy fats that not only keep the vaginal wall strong, but also gives your libido a boost.
4. Black Tea
Tea contains antioxidants and flavanoids that help reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. The antioxidants also help to increase the nitric oxide production in your blood so your atery walls become more relaxed, giving you an easier time with your period.
Oysters contain zinc that help to regulate your bloodflow during periods and maintain the pH balance in your vagina.
6. Red Wine
Much like black tea, red wine also contains flavanoids that could potentially reduce the risk of ovarian cancer.
7. Sweet Potatoes
Besides being a great source of healthy carbohydrates, sweet potatoes also contain vitamin A that helps to maintain healthy vaginal and uterine health.
8. Dark Leafy Vegetables
Dark greens like spinach, kale and Swiss chard are bursting with vitamins A and C. They’re great in helping improve blood circulation to the vagina as well as help fight off any infections. It can also help reduce any itching and burning sensation.
9. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants that can help boost overall vaginal health.
10. Greek Yoghurt
Greek yoghurt has naturally occuring probiotics that’s good for vaginal health. It also helps to ward off yeast infections and balance the body’s pH levels.
The original version of this story was published in Women's Weekly on July 22, 2016.
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