5 Foods All Women Should Consume Regularly To Improve Their Vaginal Health
Aside from granting you pleasure, the vagina does many more things. It is a self-sufficient body part that even takes care of cleaning on its own. However, for it to work at its best, there’s something you need to give it back. A healthy diet that supports its functions adequately is one of the major things it needs. By good food, I do not just mean food that increases your libido. Although the sexual drive is a major component of vaginal health, it is not. Vaginal health entails more than that and that is what I will be discussing in this article.
1. Yogurt (Probiotic)
Yogurt is a great source of beneficial bacteria and hence an important probiotic that conserves the balance between the population of good and bad bacteria in the gut. One of the most common probiotics is Lactobacillus which is found abundantly in yogurt. If you are vulnerable to vaginal infections, consuming yogurt keeps your vagina (the gut, in general) free from bacterial and yeast infections. This is because good bacteria help in maintaining a healthy vaginal pH. Always consume them to keep your body healthy.
Spinach is another healthy food for the female organ as it contains 39% Magnesium. This not only means that spinach is a rich source of magnesium, but it also means that eating spinach can do a whole lot of good to your vaginal health. Magnesium lessens inflammation and stimulates blood circulation. This ensures a sufficient supply of blood to the extremities and keeps the vagina healthy. Also, an increased supply of blood to the vagina is what arouses you. And, again, that’s one way to ensure your vagina is in good health – regular intercourse. Aside from magnesium, spinach is just packed with flavonoids, carotenoids, and omega-3 fatty acids all of which help in lessening inflammation.
Soy and soy products are great sources of phytoestrogens which are estrogens that emanated from a plant source. Incorporating them in the diet will help you battle vaginal dryness which is one of the most common complaints of women particularly during menopause. This is because of the diminishing estrogen levels in the body and consuming phytoestrogens is one of the ways to compensate for the loss. Consume soy and some of its products to stay healthy.
Garlic is one of the most important foods for the body. Garlic has incredible antimicrobial properties. It is the compound allicin that exists in freshly crushed garlic that is primarily credible for its antimicrobial properties. If you are suffering from repeated vaginal infections, you can insert raw or cooked garlic into the vagina at the night to get rid of the infection. When used as a suppository, garlic’s antibacterial and antimycotic properties act locally and eradicate the infection giving you quick relief. Also, garlic’s ability to increase blood circulation can significantly improve your sexual health. All women should always make use of garlic for their private parts.
Pawpaw is a very healthy fruit for all women. Menstrual cramps are one of the major issues women deal with every month. One of the best foods to ameliorate your discomfort and pain is papaya. This fruit is rich in Vitamin A and C both of which help in strengthening the wall of the uterus. Iron and Calcium are also present in this fruit in considerably high doses which aid in maintaining vaginal wellbeing. Additionally, the contractions of the muscle fibers of the uterine wall that cause menstrual cramps are also reduced. Keep in mind that unripe papaya is most useful when it comes to easing menstrual cramps and abdominal pain. All pregnant women should avoid consuming unripe papaya.
All women should adhere to the tips of this article.
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