The state of one’s vagina depends more than personal hygiene. Do you know that the food you eat also has an effect on what’s going on down there? It’s nice to know that you can improve the health of your lady bits by eating the right food.
So if you want clean and sweet-smelling vagina, make these foods part of your diet.
Salmon and other fatty fish are rich in omega 3 fatty acids. As Staci Small, RD, owner of The Wellness Philosophy in Indianapolis says:
“Essential fatty acids are found in the membranes of every cell in our body. They’ve been shown to help improve vaginal dryness in menopausal women.”
Indulge in yummy salmon and other fatty fish twice a week. If you’re not fond of eating fish, you can try other foods that are rich in omega 3. You can also take fish oil supplement.
Vitamin C is good for the vagina and strawberry has loads of them, even more than oranges. “I find women aren’t often getting enough vitamin C,” says Small. She added that “the vitamin is needed for your adrenal glands, which produce both sex hormones and the stress hormone cortisol.” She points out that “C plays a pivotal role in collagen synthesis, which is essential for muscles and tissue elasticity.”
Our gut and vagina needs healthy microbes, which is something that yogurt, which is rich in probiotics, can give you. You should stick to plain yogurt instead of sugared ones, since sugar feeds bad bacteria in your system and produce an imbalance in the body. You can add fruit to make your yogurt taste yummy.
Avocado is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, which helps the body produce more sex hormones. Lack of hormones can make the vagina feel drier than usual, which makes sex less pleasurable. You can also try nuts and olive oil, which are also rich in healthy monounsaturated fats.
Kale is rich in calcium and magnesium. “These two minerals are needed for proper muscle tone and function, including the vagina. However, many women find it difficult to get the amount they need,” says Small.
If you’re not feeling the taste of kale, you can opt for dairy for your calcium and beans and nuts for magnesium.
Whole grains such as whole wheat, farro, and barley are also rich in probiotics. According to Small:
“Their healthy fiber feeds good bacteria in our bodies so it can flourish.”
Other good sources of probiotics are artichokes and bananas.
Kimchi and other fermented foods are chock-full of healthy bacteria, which makes it good for maintaining gut flora in your body, including the vagina. Other fermented delights you can try are miso, pickles, and sauerkraut.
Lack of Vitamin D in the body makes you prone to a vaginal infection called bacterial vaginosis. Eggs can give you the dose of Vitamin D you need. If you are not keen on taking supplements, including eggs in your diet is a great idea.
Woman Divorces Paralyzed Husband And Marries His Friend So They Can Take Care Of Him
This modern family has a heartwarming story.
This may be one of the weirdest yet most interesting and maybe heartwarming love stories you'll ever read. It's not your typical love triangle story. A woman in China divorced her paralyzed ex-husband only to marry his best friend after. But the juicy part is that all three of them are living together.
Xie Xiping from Angkang China has been looking after her husband (now ex) Xu Xihan since he became paralyzed as a result of a mining accident in 2002. Later on, she married Xu's best friend Liu Zongkui. Together, Xie and Liu are taking care of Xu and they all live in one house with all their kids.
Xie has shown her devotion to her first husband, Xu.
14 People Who Showed Kindness and Ended Up Regretting It
Apparently, being good isn’t always rewarding!
Most of us have already heard the adage “when you do good, good comes back to you,” and, for the most part, we know it to be true. Besides, we’ve seen numerous heartwarming, faith-in-humanity-restoring stories go viral on the internet and we couldn’t help but feel inspired.
There are, however, certain instances when doing a good deed leads a person to unimaginable trouble. Take it from these 14 netizens who took the time to share their first-hand experiences when they found out for themselves that showing kindness can sometimes go terribly wrong.
Read on and see for yourself:
New Research Further Supports Link Between Processed Foods and Cancer
Highly processed food items like biscuits, sauces, chips, dehydrated soups, and frozen sausages can contribute to this health risk.
We all know that processed foods can be bad for us, but just how bad are they? New research recently published in the British Medical Journal supports the link between highly processed foods and certain cancers. This means that your favorite sausages, potato chips, biscuits, and canned sauces can be detrimental to your health.
A team of researchers from Brazil and France found that diets with ultra-processed foods led to a 12% higher risk of developing cancer overall, and an 11% greater risk in developing breast cancer specifically. The study, titled "Consumption of ultra-processed foods and cancer risk: results from NutriNet-Santé prospective cohort," further warns people against excessive consumption of processed food items.
Processed foods, loaded with sodium for its preservative properties, can cause cancer.
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