Vagina food

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Do you sometimes feel a little "down around"? Then you should definitely follow these 6 food tips
"You are what you eat," they say. And that apparently also applies to the vagina. Nutrition affects just about everything, such as mood, skin and health. It is no wonder that it can also affect vaginal health. We show you nutritional tips from experts that help to keep the vagina healthy and everything works as it should. 

1. Eat lots of prebiotics and probiotics 
Expert Dr. Jennie Ann Freiman is certain: "The vagina, like the intestine, needs healthy bacteria to fight infection and maintain a normal pH." What many do not know: The bacteria in the intestine even affect those in the vagina. Therefore, in order to improve both intestinal health and vaginal health, she advises that regular prebiotic foods such as garlic, onions and raw leeks as well as probiotic foods such as yogurt, kimchi, cucumber, sauerkraut, tempeh and kombucha tea be regularly included in the menu. This is also confirmed by Dr. Brian A. Levine: "Studies show that women with vaginal diseases had significantly fewer problems after consuming such foods. However, one should really rely on fresh foods because laboratory tools such as pills etc.   

2. Enjoy nuts and other healthy fats 
"Healthy fats are particularly important to keep the vagina in balance. They are found in nuts, olive oil and avocados and regulate cholesterol and estrogen levels. When both are balanced, this in turn creates a healthy vaginal flora that can help fight infection "explains Dr. Levine. "Almonds are particularly good because they contain a lot of B vitamins and calcium that prevent vaginitis," said Dr. Levine.   

3. Avoid processed foods 
"While prebiotic and probiotic foods add helpful bacteria to the intestine and vagina, processed foods damage the immune system," says Dr. Freiman. The result: harmful bacteria can take control and lead to problems such as yeast infections, dryness, pain during sex and urinary tract infections.   

4. Eat as little sugar as possible 
"Sugar promotes bacterial infections in the vagina," says Dr. Burt Webb. It damages the vaginal bacteria, the so-called lactobacilli, which are important for balance, or even kills them completely. This can lead to yeast infections, pain and irritation. So better enjoy a little piece of chocolate!   

5. Try to avoid artificial hormones 
Certain meat and milk products contain xenoestrogens - artificial hormones - that mimic the body's own estrogen. According to expert Webb, these artificial estrogens can block natural ones from the vagina - and thus prevent the formation of a natural mucous membrane, which is supposed to protect the vagina. If there is no longer any natural mucous membrane, pathogens can penetrate more easily and infections are easy to do.   

6. Drink lots of water 
"The vagina is like the inside of your mouth - if a woman is thirsty and dry, it's probably her vagina too," Levine says. So always drink enough. "Drinking a lot also helps to prevent unpleasant smells," says Dr. Octavia Cannon. 

 



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