With New Year resolutions well underway, many women ( including myself ) have big plans for 2021.
From new hairstyles, empowering careers, and getting back into shape, the year of the “can do it all” woman is here, and so are our vaginas.
Life during Covid-19 has been quite hectic, we’ve put so much effort into making sure that everything above the belt is in orderr, that sometimes irregular pH balances go undetected.
Especially if you are wearing the same yoga pants on day’s end (no judgement here).
Whether you are a busy working mom or a single undergrad, knowing the right foods to eat in order to keep your vagina from singing the blues is crucial for your health this year.
Conquering UTI’s with Cranberries
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of the urinary system, including your bladder and urethra. The most common UTIs occur mainly in women, with many having repeat infections, sometimes for years on end.
If you experience frequent urinary tract infections, you may want to look into digesting more cranberries!
Fresh cranberries, as well as 100% cranberry juice, are full of antioxidants and acidic compounds. These compounds are powerful infection fighters that can help bacteria from attaching to the bladder which is what causes infection.
Vaginal Health Pro-tip: Not a fan of the tart flavor of cranberries? Try mixing them in with fresh fruit, or try pure cranberry pills for easy consumption.
Avocados for inner strength
Romé wasn’t built in a day and neither was your womanly insides.
It takes time and patience to get our vaginas going and with the daily intake of avocado, you’ll be ready for another round in no time.
Known to have positive effects on a woman’s libido, avocados are rich in healthy fats, vitamin B-6, and potassium.
This libido-boosting fruit can enhance lubrication, strengthen vagina walls and estrogen levels.
Vaginal Health Pro-tip: There are 15+ ways to eat an avocado, so ditch your basic guacamole and chips, and get it cracking in the kitchen!
Fight vaginal dryness with soy
Life just got a lot more interesting with the introduction of soy-based foods in our diets ladies.
For women suffering from decreased estrogen levels, mainly found amongst menopausal women, minimally processed soy products are hydrophilic which allows your muscles to retain water.
Soy based foods for vaginal wetness include:
- Soy milk
- Plant-based foods/leafy greens
Apples made for O’s
Who doesn’t love a nice, big, juicy apple to snack on throughout the day? If you aren’t raising your hand in glee, then it is time to stock up on a batch of freshly picked apples during your next visit to the grocery store.
The saying rings true “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and apparently the orgasms coming says a 2014 study suggesting that women who consume one apple a day have overall better sex lives due to phytoestrogen phloridzin.
This chemical found in apples are said to promote lucrative sexual functions, arousal, and the ability to orgasm.
Vaginal Health Pro-tip: Looking to stimulate vaginal blood flow before intercourse? Try drinking 1 glass of all natural 100% apple juice prior to safe sexual activity.
Have you ever wondered how to get rid of a yeast infection without constantly taking over the counter medication? Fermented foods like plain yogurt and kimchi will do the trick.
Probiotic-rich foods balance your pH level and help fight off infections. The active cultures in these foods give our bodies a boost of good bacteria which are extremely helpful in preventing yeast infections.
Vaginal Health Pro-tip: Calcium found in yogurt can help reduce PMS symptoms.
Knowing what your body needs before your next gynecologist visit will allow you to make better decisions about your eating habits and overall sexual health.
The next time your lady parts are feeling off balance, try one of the many options above for increased sexual arousal, lubercation and so much more.