As the saying goes, “You are what you eat and it shows”. Believe it or not, your choices for nutrition and over-all eating, directly affect your vaginal health. What is your vaginal health? Your “health” in this particular region refers to the amount of healthy bacteria (PH balance) to fight infection; the condition of your vaginal discharge and the odor. Below you will find a few tips and five sources of food to keep your most sensitive part in shape.
Sweet peppers– Whether raw or oven roasted, bell peppers are filled with vitamin C. As a water-based veggie, you and your parts receive the right amount of moisture, which is helpful if you suffer from vaginal dryness.
Nuts– Some of your favorite nuts are actually a plus for your vaginal health. For example, sunflower seeds and walnuts contain Vitamin E and more importantly, Zinc. During your reproductive years (from the start of your period until menopause), a good balance of nutrition keeps your cycle on schedule.
Dried Cranberries – While the average woman is well aware of cranberry juice in the fight against UTIs (urinary tract infections), a handful of dried cranberries are twice as powerful because they lack the preservatives and added sugars found in our boxed and bottled juices. Also, they’re low-calorie, low-fat and high in fiber and it’s much more appealing than unsweetened cranberry juice.
Fresh Garlic– Garlic is a great base to season our choices of meat, including poultry or fish. It can also kill bacteria. Chewing on a small freshly peeled clove can also kill certain bacteria if you are experiencing a yeast infection.
Sweet Potatoes- The power of this potato is amazing. It’s literally a fresh coat of paint for your uterus and a hormone boost. A good balance of hormones, it also contributes to every step we take throughout womanhood until we become grandmothers making a sweet potato pie.
For more information regarding the benefits of these items, contact your local gynecologist or health care professional.
Written by : Latoya Hoyte
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