We all know the importance of good gut health, but what about vagina health? It’s a little-known fact that food for your vagina is a great way to keep your lady parts healthy and happy.
Maintaining a balanced pH in your nether region may not be top of your priority list, however it’s an area that more women are starting to pay attention to. That’s because a well-balanced diet can help to keep bacteria at bay, and minimise the chances of a urinary tract infection (UTI).
Yes, good hygiene and regular cervical screening all play their part, but there’s more that can be done. Diet plays an important part in our overall wellbeing, so it’s only right to consider the best food for your vagina at the same time.
Intrigued to learn more? Read on to find out five of the best foods for your vagina:
Juicy Cranberries 🍒
Red, juicy and perfect in cocktails – what’s not to love about the humble cranberry! Loaded with powerful antioxidants, and vitamins (E and C), it’s known for fighting bacteria and helping to improve urinary tract health.
Cranberries themselves might be a little on the tart side to munch on, however cranberry juice and cranberry tablets are a great alternative. Add to smoothies, cocktails and desserts for a little pick-me-up.
One of our favourite superfoods and most ‘instagrammed’ foods, the much-loved avocado is your vagina’s best friend! That’s right, this is one of the best foods for your vagina, and better still – it’s delicious. Serve with an egg for breakfast, add to your salad for lunch, of blend up in a smoothie.
Since avocados can increase oestrogen levels, it has been said to enhance lubrication as well as strengthen the vagina wall.
A great source of healthy fats, potassium and vitamin B6, the avocado can also contribute to a healthy libido. No wonder ancient Aztec tribes said they came from the ‘testicle tree’!
Slather on the Yoghurt… 🥛
It’s true, natural Greek yoghurt is great for your vajayjay… in more ways than one.
First of all, if you’re suffering with a yeast infection, a generous slathering of natural yoghurt on your lady parts will help return them to pre-itch status. Helping to restore your natural balance and rid the fungus, this natural remedy is even backed up by scientific literature.
Secondly, natural yoghurt, particularly probiotics are great for your overall wellbeing. They are especially good at helping you maintain healthy pH levels to prevent bacteria overgrowth. Opt for a yoghurt or probiotic with active cultures for the greatest impact.
Say Hello to Soy 🧡
When we say soy, we don’t mean load up on Chinese take-away’s! Stick to the natural soy-rich foods such as; miso, edamame, tofu and soya milk. These are high in phytoestrogens, which among other benefits, keep your vagina lubricated.
You say Sweet, we say Potato… 🍠
When it comes to a powerhouse food for your vagina, it doesn’t get better than the sweet potato. Packed with natural goodness, it’s also high in beta carotene and Vitamin A, which can help strengthen and protect uterine walls as well as muscle tissue. If you’ve had a baby or planning on expanding your family, these are one of the best superfoods for all-round wellbeing benefits.
So, there you have it, five great foods for your vagina to ensure you stay well balanced in every way possible. 💛💥😋