I’m sure by now you detest the phrase “you are what you eat.” It’s a phrase that makes you roll your eyes as you’ve been hearing it since good ol’ pre-k. Well… spoiler alert: it’s true. Being mindful about the food we’re putting in our bodies is always a good idea, but who knew it applied to the vagina?
As it turns out, what we eat affects our vaginas a great deal, sometimes in negative ways, and sometimes in positive. Considering we love ourselves and our vaginas, wouldn’t you say we should be making sure we’re eating the best foods for them? We’d certainly say so!
So, get out those notepads and get ready for our vagina-friendly shopping list.
Known as an antimicrobial, eating it raw can help fight and prevent yeast infections. Just make sure to brush your teeth after, as it as a potent after smell.
The probiotics in yogurt boost healthy vaginal microflora, which can help prevent infections like UTIs, BV, and, yeast infections. Also, the extra calcium can help improve symptoms of PMS.
With phytoestrogens and omega-3 fatty acids, they boost estrogen levels and help with vaginal dryness.
Green tea is packed with these things called polyphenolic catechins which may kill the E-coli bacteria that can cause UTIs.
Being super high in zinc, eating them can help normalize your menstrual cycle, regulate hormones, boost your immune system, and boost your mood.
Women who eat 2+ servings of fruit a day are less likely to develop uterine fibroids (noncancerous masses) that can cause pelvic pain and irregular bleeding.
The good fat in this delicious fruit aids in healthy vaginal walls. Additionally, as they are loaded with B6 and potassium they are known to boost libidos.