5 Nutritious Foods For a Healthy V
Whether you are eating plant-based vegan, pescatarian, vegetarian, or “depending on how you feel”, the reality is what you eat contributes to the health of your vagina. That doesn’t mean you can’t eat all of your favorite foods, just be intentional with your food options checking how the nutrition facts can benefit you. As a woman being cognizant about what you put into your body can help with fertility, pH balance, and even increasing natural lubrication. Here are some foods that contribute to a healthy V and tasty ways to enjoy them:
Did you know that avocados are a natural libido amplifier? Who knew that this fatty omega-3 packed fruit has the ability to get you in the mood. According to the Meredith Health Group, they're packed the minerals and good monounsaturated fats, and vitamin B6 that contributes to a healthy sex drive. Incorporating avocado into your diet also has the capacity to strengthen vaginal walls and enhance lubrication. To eat, try mashing avocado and a dash of pink himalayian salt onto your morning toast or cooking with avocado oil.
Nuts play a significant role in the health of your V. Peanuts, almonds, and walnuts contain fats, fiber, and potassium. Surprisingly, these nuts are also a great source for vitamin E which hydrates your vaginal mucous membrane. To eat, get creative and add some sliced almonds to a smoothie bowl or walnuts to homemade trail mix.
If you are trying to conceive, eating sweet potatoes might increase your chances. Sweet potatoes contain vitamin A which helps to improve cervical fluid. The vitamin B in this starchy vegetable assists in regulating hormone function and production.
According to the CNY Fertility Center, sweet potatoes can work wonders in alleviating symptoms of endometriosis due to its anti-inflammatory properties. To eat, slice sweet potatoes in a fry shape and throw in the oven or air fryer for tasty sweet potato fries.
Leafy greens also have a superhero complex when it comes to combating vaginal dryness. Greens such as kale and spinach increase blood flow and circulation and in the vaginal region as well as other parts of the body. To eat, sauté spinach and kale mix into a pan with minced garlic and a dash of pink himalayian salt.
No Kombucha isn’t just one of 2020’s new dietary foodie fads. Kombucha, a fermented tea from a colony of good bacteria and yeast known to do your V a lot of justice. Kombucha is not known for just eliminating vaginal odor, it introduces good bacteria preventing yeast infections, urinary tract and bacterial infections. To drink, add natural sweetener or enjoy premade in your favorite flavor.
When meal prepping for the week, remember the dietary and nutritional facts behind these foods. Many women consume a lot of these foods already and are unaware of how they are associated with maintaining a healthy V. Eating for the health of your V is not only beneficial, it’s incredibly tasty too!