The 7-Step Healthy Vagina Diet
I hate to break it to you, but you should definitely be concerned about your vaginal health.
At some point or another, all women have trouble with their vaginas — it’s nothing to be ashamed of, ladies! And now that you’re blossoming or have blossomed into the bad bitch that you know you can be/already are, it’s time to step your pussy up.
How, you ask me, a young woman who has literally tried everything in the world to discover the secret to a perfect vagina — even vaginal steaming?
There’s a ton of gimmicks out there, but to be honest, achieving a healthy vagina is super simple. In fact, the only way to truly keep your vagina in pristine health is to start from the inside out, and that means eating right.
So, if you want to avoid risky business such as urinary tract infections, bacterial and yeast infections, and various irritations, all of which can be painful, uncomfortable and unpleasant, look after your most intimate parts. Here’s how:
1. Eat More Fruit
Did you know that women who eat two or more servings of fruit a day are 11 percent less likely to develop uterine fibroids than those who have less than two servings a week, according to a study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine? Didn’t think so! Uterine fibroids are noncancerous masses that tend to cause pelvic pain… and irregular bleeding… yikes! So, avoid those terrible sensations by eating some god damn fruit.
2. Go For The Apple
Speaking of fruit, women who eat an apple a day report better sexual function compared to those who don’t, according to a recent study in the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Consuming phloridzin, a phytoestrogen found in apples, can lead to an improvement in sexual satisfaction, ability to orgasm, and ability to get aroused. Sounds like a triple win to me!
3. Drink More Water
Hydration is a way to keep the vaginal area moist and lubricated. And because we’re all grown ups here, the easier it is for you to get and stay wet, the more aroused you’ll be. DUH. You should be drinking a ton of water anyway; for your skin, soul, mind, body, and general ability to survive.
4. Start Your Day With Green Tea
Green tea might be the secret to avoiding UTIs! Polyphenolic catechins, which are found in green tea, allegedly kill the E. coli bacteria that cause UTIs, according to research in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology. And that’s not all! If you’re an evil, mean, monster of a PMS-er like myself, the caffeine in green tea may help to ease those symptoms, Alyssa Dweck, M.D., OBGYN at the Mount Kisco Medical Group in New York, told Shape Magazine. She also added that too much green tea can lead to liver damage, so… just remember the saying “everything in moderation” for this one.
5. Then Eat Some Yogurt
Yogurt offers two mega benefits for vaginal health. The first is that the probiotics in yogurt serve as a cushion for your vaginal microflora, those things that help prevent infections like UTIs, BV, and yeast infections. The second is that calcium, which is found in yogurt, may help improve your PMS symptoms. Research even said so!
6. Opt For Salmon As Your Go-To Protein
In a world filled with various types of protein, it’s hard to know which one you’ll benefit from the most. In regards to vaginal health, salmon is your best best. Three ounces of salmon contains about three-quarters of your daily value for vitamin D, plus a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids. Both nutrients have been linked to heart health, and a healthy heart can help you get aroused a lot easier, since better overall circulation also promotes better blood flow in your lady parts.
7. Fiber Is Your New Best Friend
Whole grains, legumes, and vegetables will do wonders for your vaginal health. Why? Because they’re rich in fiber! The best way to keep your vagina healthy is to keep your colon healthy, as most bacteria comes from the colon. And fiber is a pre-biotic, so… you get the point. Doctors recommend that women consume 25 grams of fiber a day, so get going!
(Optional) 8. Let your inner goddess shine!