There are a lot of theories that say that when you eat you are either feeding the disease or you are curing it.
There are so many different kinds of food with that can help in treating various kinds of conditions in your body as well as protect and keep in shape certain organ.
What you eat and drink can also affect on the condition of your vagina. There are foods that can harm the vagina and make it prone to infections while others can protect it keep it healthy.
FOODS TO EAT FOR HEALTHY VAGINA
Yogurt is rich in calcium and protein. It is also pro-biotic that is rich in healthy bacteria that can regulate the pH level in the vagina. When the pH level is normal, you are protected from all kind of candida caused infections. If you don’t like yogurt, kefir is a good replacement that is also good pro-biotic.
Cranberry juice is one of the most effective natural remedies for treating and preventing infections of the urinary tract. But if you are using packed juice make sure you read the labels and see how much sugar it contains, and you can also make your cranberry juice at home or buy concentrated juice, because sugar will significantly lower the effectiveness of the juice. Cranberry juice is packed with healthy nutrients that can prevent all kinds of infections caused by E. coli bacteria.
Ginger is well known natural ibuprofen that can help with menstrual cramps and all kinds of menstrual pain. Tea prepared of fresh grated ginger root is perfect for all kind of menstruation caused pain. Add 2 teaspoons of grated ginger root in a cup of boiling water cover and let for 15 minutes. You can add lemon and honey to taste.
This bean is rich in isoflavones that can act like estrogen. And even though it is plant based estrogen it can have very similar effect as the real. Estrogen is very important for women because it can keep the hormones in balance and prevent all kinds of hormone based disorders that are linked with vagina health.
FOODS THAT ARE NOT GOOD
Although all of us knows that a piece of dark chocolate can help and soothe PMS symptoms, bigger amounts of sugar can have very negative effect on the vagina. Women that are prone to vaginal yeast infections are recommended to limit the sugar intake, even sugar from fruits, because it makes the vagina very vet and sweet which is perfect surrounding for yeast infections.
Alcohol can also help yeast infections to spread fast and it will also cause menstrual cramps, worsen your condition with symptoms of PMS. If you still can’t resist it make sure you stop after the first glass, especially if you are person with vaginal health problems.