What should I eat to help support vaginal health?

Vaginal health is not very often discussed, but it is a very important aspect of women’s health. Itching, abnormal discharges, irritations, and even pimples are very common problems. Vaginal issues can cause discomfort and low self-esteem in life and interfere with daily activities, so today we will discuss what foods you can turn to keep your vaginal area healthy. 

  1. Yogurt

Your vagina contains large amounts of “good” bacteria that help protect you from “bad” bacteria that may enter your body. You can help increase levels of these helpful bacteria by eating foods such as yogurt. The good bacteria in yogurt may also help your vagina by maintaining acidity, warding off infections, and improving recovery.

  1. Fruits and vegetables

Eating Dark green leafy veggies like spinach, and cabbage which are rich in nitrates and enhances circulation in the vaginal region, prevents dryness, itchiness, and burning sensation.

Many fruits are also high in antioxidants, which are great for improving blood flow, keeping your cells healthy, and playing a role in fertility. Fruits are also rich in vitamin E and Vitamin C which can ward off any vaginal infections and urinary tract infections. Fruits like Avocados are rich in omega-3, vitamin B12, and potassium which is important in hormonal balance and assists in the healing and regeneration. 

  1. Nuts

Nuts and seeds are rich sources of omega –3 fatty acids which are considered as healthy fats. And also phytoestrogen helps normalize the menstrual cycle and prevent menopausal symptoms by regulating hormones. They also contain Zinc, vitamin B, Vitamin E, and calcium present in these seeds, which reduces itchiness and burning sensation and lowers inflammation.   

You should add seeds and nuts like peanuts, almonds, flax seeds, and pumpkin seeds to your diet.

  1. Water

Even though it’s not food, water helps your body eliminate waste effectively and prevents dryness, so it’s recommended to drink around two liters or 6-8 glasses of water per day.