We shared the right diet for better sex. (Sex on a full stomach is rarely the best sex.) Now, because we want you and your downstairs to be happy and healthy, we’re exploring foods that are good for your vagina. (Hint: these don’t go in your vagina.)
Water. This is not surprising, because what can’t water do? Drinking enough water will help keep your body hydrated and lubricate your vagina.
Avocado, apple, flax seed. All of them are very healthy for many reasons, but for those who don’t like soy, keep in mind that eating these three will help you naturally fatten up.
Cranberry juice. Drinking cranberry juice, which is rich in acidic compounds that fight bad bacteria, can help prevent and relieve symptoms of UTIs. But to get the most out of it, choose an all-natural, no-sugar-added brand, and if your symptoms persist, it’s time to see your health care provider.
Probiotics. They have the same good bacteria that you need to keep your pH levels normal. Look for probiotics that contain live, active cultures/probiotics such as yogurt, kefir, kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, miso, and pickles.
Garlic. It’s known to have anti-bacterial properties, and eating it raw can help fight yeast infections, they say.
Eggs. The fatty acids they contain help with many things, including blood flow and circulation.
Sweet potatoes. Their vitamin A contributes to the health of the vagina and uterine wall, and helps to produce the hormones necessary to keep it strong and energetic.
Soybeans. The phytoestrogens in soy help lubricate your vagina, but avoid overly processed products like soy burgers and nuggets. Eat edamame, tofu, tempeh, and miso.
Almonds and pumpkin seeds. They are rich in zinc, so they normalize the menstrual cycle and regulate hormone levels. Zinc boosts your immune system and boosts your mood.
Hot pepper. They contain capsaicin, which improves blood circulation and stimulates nerve endings. It’s good for arousal.
Guava, kiwi, orange and green pepper. They are full of vitamin C, which helps increase stamina and keep your libido going.
Dark chocolate. High in flavonoids, it’s a great source of antioxidants, and people who eat at least one serving per day report increased desire and improved sexual function. Bon Appetit adds, “Chocolate is rich in magnesium (which calms the nerves), methylxanthine (which increases libido) and phenylalanine, which produces dopamine (the feel-good chemical).”
Generally, fresh fruits and vegetables. Want to reduce menstrual pain? Better skin? Will ejaculation be easy? Eat a diet that provides a variety of vitamins and minerals. The health benefits benefit the entire body, from your pinky toes to your beautiful brain.