Foods for a healthy, happy vagina

The vagina diet: Foods for a healthy, happy vagina.

Womans hands holding heart against pelvic area

The vagina is a complex organ that is home to a large population of microorganisms. Getting the balance of these microorganisms right is essential for the health of your vagina, along with your overall health. What you eat plays a huge part in the growth of both harmful and healthy bacteria in your downstairs region. Here’s a list of foods to eat to keep your Lady-V healthy and happy.

Cranberry juice
Urinary tract infections (UTIs), caused by bad bacteria called E. coli in the urinary tract, affect around one in two Australian women. Cranberry juice is loaded with acidic compounds that help fight off this bad bacteria and help prevent future UTIs. Just make sure you go for the no-added-sugar varieties.

Yoghurt
Full of its own special bacteria, live cultures and probiotics, yoghurt is basically a super food for vaginas, helping to keep the precious pH balance just right. If you’ve ever had a yeast infection, such as thrush (75 per cent of women have), then you’ll know the importance of the pH balance. Other sources of probiotics include pickles, kimchi, miso, kefir, sauerkraut and kombucha tea.

Dark leafy greens
Keep itchiness and dryness at bay by including dark leafy greens, such as kale, spinach and turnip greens in your diet. These veggies are excellent sources of vitamins and help keep the vagina lubricated by improving circulation. Even better, dark leafy greens boost your immune system and protect against nasty infections.

Sweet potatoes
Loaded with vitamin A, these little gems help to keep the uterine walls healthy and strong. The vitamin A also helps produce the sex hormones the female body needs to stay energetic and vibrant. 

Garlic
This miracle food is known for its antimicrobial benefits and helps to eliminate the onset and severity of yeast infections.

Dark chocolate
Is there anything chocolate can’t fix? The high level of antioxidants in dark chocolate benefits women’s overall sexual function by increasing desire. Eating just one square per day is said to improve arousal levels.

Almonds and pumpkin seeds
Rich in zinc, almonds and pumpkin seeds help regulate your hormones and menstrual cycle. Zinc can also boost your immune system and improve your overall mood. 

Do you know any other foods that are beneficial for vaginal health?

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    MICK
    9th Dec 2016
    10:10am
    The next women's story. Blatant sexism at work.
    HarrysOpinion
    9th Dec 2016
    1:43pm
    But it's all good for a laugh ...
    Rosret
    9th Dec 2016
    1:55pm
    But its for you - not about you. :)
    Polly Esther
    9th Dec 2016
    3:42pm
    Mick please, get over yourself or if possible find someone to love you, I agree it's a 'bum' article or close to it, but hey!! :-)
    Gone GIrl
    9th Dec 2016
    10:33am
    Cranberry was recently completely discounted as helpful for urinary tract infections in a large, well-structured study. And Mick, men get those too. I also won't object if O60s has a story on prostate troubles - hell, I might even know a few men it might be helpful to too (tongue firmly in cheek).
    HarrysOpinion
    9th Dec 2016
    1:42pm
    "urinary tract infections in a large, well-structured study" ?...
    Well what about the urinary tract infections in a small, well- structured study?....Men and women have those too! :) :) :)

    9th Dec 2016
    10:46am
    these foods are healthy for the whole human body and all its organs. but they're mighty uncomfortable when shoved up the vagina.

    now now .... no naughty comments about carrots and zucchines.

    what a ridiculous article.
    Anonymous
    9th Dec 2016
    11:43am
    or cucumbers.
    Aussiefrog
    9th Dec 2016
    11:00am
    What about the penis diet?
    Anonymous
    9th Dec 2016
    11:48am
    Tube steaks all around!
    Rosret
    9th Dec 2016
    1:49pm
    You need to be told?? :-)
    Old Man
    9th Dec 2016
    8:54pm
    Mine's been on a diet for years.....................
    wally
    9th Dec 2016
    11:15am
    Something to get your teeth into?
    biddi
    9th Dec 2016
    11:16am
    I eat these things all the time .... IT WORKS!

    9th Dec 2016
    11:49am
    Is this photo trying to show us where a woman's heart is?
    HarrysOpinion
    9th Dec 2016
    1:21pm
    If women's heart has slipped down to her vagina area, as shown in the photo, Einstein's theory of relativity suggests that women's brains have slipped down to the breast area at the same time, which explains why some women have bulky breasts and some have them constantly half exposed in public.
    heyyybob
    9th Dec 2016
    12:30pm
    An informative and interesting article for women, I'm sure. As a bloke I just love the photo of the smiling vagina :) Wishing all genders a very Happy, Healthy and Merry Christmas, no matter where your problems lie.
    HarrysOpinion
    9th Dec 2016
    1:30pm
    Ah yes, beware of the smiling vaginas...especially the ones that have a heart in them...
    Rosret
    9th Dec 2016
    1:58pm
    Yes HS. hehehe
    Anonymous
    9th Dec 2016
    3:41pm
    and, of those baring gifts.
    Puglet
    9th Dec 2016
    1:19pm
    Not one of the foods described in this article have been shown to have any significant 'health' effects apart from being pleasant to eat. The authors should provide the references of the research they draw their findings and recommendations from.
    HarrysOpinion
    9th Dec 2016
    1:31pm
    Only empirical evidence will be accepted.
    Rocky
    9th Dec 2016
    2:04pm
    Where does one get Turnip Greens ???
    Anonymous
    9th Dec 2016
    3:39pm
    From the above-ground part of the turnip. Duh!
    Old Man
    9th Dec 2016
    8:58pm
    Well Rocky, down in Louisiana they call them polk salad and if you click on the link, Elvis will explain a little bit more for you.https://youtu.be/u4csFnpZXek

    9th Dec 2016
    4:59pm
    Ovestin is what the GP recommends for this problem. Just make sure not more than 2 times a week or your lover or husband my grown boobs as seen in Doc Martin early episodes where she accidentally used it 3 times a day as used to be 3 times a week.
    When I saw this episode and using it - hubbie had a quick sqiz to see if his had grown some!
    Mez
    11th Dec 2016
    9:53am
    It's not new because I have read about these very same foods as being beneficial for female sexual organs as WELL AS MALE SEXUAL ORGANS.
    IN particular, PUMPKIN SEEDS and PISTACHIO NUTS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR NUTS as well as dark chocolate, eggs, red meats, chilli and garlic spring to my mind.
    So fellas, do not dispair.
    It is well known by doctors that something like 75% of women have never experienced an orgasm whereas others have them all the time and that many fake orgasms as a result so as to please the guy which is totally wrong because their problem will never be resolved otherwise.
    PINOT NOIR & CHAMPAGNE as well as STRAWBERRIES & OYSTERS are also reputed to have beneficial components.
    However, good health and adequate sleep are the first paths to work on.
    Unfortunately, many anti depressants and antipsychotics prevent orgasms and libido as well as chronic pain and anxiety.
    Stupid and snide comments from inadequate men like here also do nothing for women's confidence nor esteem so please guys, keep your bullying tactics in your pants!
    Boof
    11th Dec 2016
    7:53pm
    As a bloke I thort some of the comments, are quite juvenile, & unbecoming to the male species. It is a medical problem, for women. If something helps, fix it. Well & good. You fella's, & you know who you are should get your hand off it. I think you probably have never had a good woman & unlikely to have one in the future.


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