Which Foods You Could Use to Improve* Your Vaginal Health?

Foods You Could Use to Improve Your Vaginal Health
Editor's Note: This article has been recently updated with latest information and research studies.
 

Before we start we would want to assure ourselves that you truly understand the importance of your vaginal health. Urinary tract infections, yeast and bacterial infections, vaginitis, vaginal dryness or excessive discharge are just a few of the problems related to vaginal health that could make your life difficult day by day. Although there are known treatments which have proven as successful in order to treat* there, and many other conditions related to your vaginal health, you do not have to go through your life dealing with all those symptoms that will make you miserable. The good news is that you can literally eat your way up to an improved* vaginal health while at the same time decreasing* the risk and preventing all those annoying vaginal problems! Are you ready to find out how to change your diet in order to improve* your vaginal health?

What are our suggestions on the topic of foods that could improve* your vaginal health?

Garlic – Now we all know that it is no secret that garlic contains antimicrobial and antifungal properties that will not only improve* your vaginal health by preventing different kinds of problems, e.g. itching, burning, strange odor and vaginal discharge, but it will boost* your immune system at the same time! If the idea of eating raw garlic seems unbearable, you can consume it in its cooked form in your dishes or use it to prepare a good seasonal salad. The doctors all around the world recommend at least 2 to 3 raw garlic cloves to be eaten on a daily basis.

Cranberries – Cranberries contain two very important ingredients – fructose and A-type proanthocyanidins which are proven to help by increasing* your vagina’s Ph level, fighting bad bacteria and preventing urinary tract infections. However, it is very important to choose the organic intake of these ingredients by consuming cranberries or cranberry juice in its natural, organic form without the added sugar. A glass of unsweetened cranberry juice daily is all that it takes for you to improve* your vaginal health in no time!

Cranberries

Greek Yogurt – Greek yogurt contains live and active bacteria – the good and helpful kind, that is, that will improve* your vaginal health by preventing disease-causing organisms from attaching to your vagina and producing different chemicals, e.g. lactic acid. At the same time, it will help your body to maintain healthy Ph levels. Greek yogurt has proven to have a important role in preventing bacterial vaginosis, sexually transmitted diseases, yeast vaginitis and urinary tract infections so far.

Fresh fruits and vegetables – Maybe this is the opportunity that will change your mind when it comes to a healthy diet filled with fresh, natural fruits and vegetables! Cranberries, bananas, oranges, spinach, broccoli and carrots are just a few of the most commonly recommended fruits and vegetables by doctors all around the world when it comes to a natural way to improve* your vaginal health! You will not only improve* your vaginal health, but you will also give your immune system and your whole body that boost* that it needs!

Sweet Potatoes – You do not hear many doctors recommending sweet potatoes to be a part of your healthy diet. However, due to the presence of vitamin A, sweet potatoes have been proven to strengthen the muscle tissues of the vagina as well as the uterus. And we all know that strong vaginal and uterine walls definitely will increase* your vaginal health!

Sweet potatoes

Oysters – Oysters are known to contain a high level of zinc. Zinc is often related to a successful prevention of vaginal dryness, regulating menstrual cycles and fighting yeast and urinary tract infections. These are just a few of the reasons why you should include oysters, and other sources of zinc, in your diet as soon as possible!

Water – After hearing about all those beneficial effects that the water causes in your body, using water as a way to improve* your vaginal health should not come as a surprise! The recommended 2 liters a day of water will show its beneficial effects in no time by increasing* lubrication and allowing secretions to be released. The water will also help your vaginal health by providing a proper Ph balance of the vaginal tissues.

These are just a few of our suggestions that we thought to be the most commonly used, beneficial alternatives to all those medications that the doctors could recommend in order to increase* your vaginal health. If you are not interested in any medication therapy, you can try these and many other alternatives before you proceed to the different brands of medications available.

Water

See Also: Vaginal Health: How to Have Healthy and Happy Vagina?

Conclusion

As women, you should not under appreciate the importance of your vaginal health unless you are feeling prepared to fight all those annoying and difficult symptoms all the time. We understand if you are not interested in all those brands offering different medications that you could use in order to improve* your vaginal health, you could at least use the alternatives which require just a few simple changes in your diet. After a careful research, we prepared a list offering what it proves to be the most beneficial foods that you could use in order to increase* your vaginal health and prevent those annoying infections!

References

  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16055161
  • http://www.rephresh.com/The-Rephreshing-Truth-Blog/20140502/7/What-is-a-Healthy-Vaginal-pH.aspx

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Expert Author : Dr. Ahmed Zayed (Consumer Health Digest)

Dr. Ahmed Zayed Helmy holds a baccalaureate of Medicine and Surgery. He has completed his degree in 2011 at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Dr. Ahmed believes in providing knowledgeable information to readers. Other than his passion for writing, currently he is working as a Plastic surgeon and is doing his masters at Ain shams University.

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