Food that improve your vaginal health
Eating a healthy, nutritious diet and staying hydrated are the keys to supporting and maintaining your overall health. And, that includes your vaginal and reproductive health. There are certain foods and drinks that can help to improve vaginal health and may be effective helping to prevent bacterial and yeast infections.
The vaginal tract normally has an acidic pH of between 3.8 - 4.5. Reducing that acidity level can be disruptive to the beneficial bacteria -- lactobacillus -- that help vaginal tissues maintain a healthy pH level and keep Candida, a yeast also found in the vagina, from growing out of control. If this should occur, your risk for developing a yeast infection increases.
Eating foods that are rich in probiotics such as plain yogurt and fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi are a great addition to your diet. Probiotics help to maintain the healthy balance of bacteria in your vaginal tract which, in turn, keeps the pH at an optimal level.
Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, a well-known immune system booster, and support vaginal health due to their acidic nature. Vegetables such as leafy greens, edamame, and sweet potatoes as well as avocados are important because they help to combat against vaginal dryness as well as itching and burning. Many of these foods have strong antioxidant properties that protect that vaginal wall from free-radical damage.
Many varieties of nuts contain vitamin E as well as zinc which also help to prevent vaginal dryness. Drinking green tea can help to reduce the risk of infections due to the presence of catechins, compounds that are very effective at fighting against disease-producing microbes such as E. coli bacteria, found in your colon.
There is more that you can do
You may be surprised that many of the foods that you like to eat are also those that are beneficial to supporting and maintaining vaginal health. But, besides foods in your diet that improve vaginal health, there are other important guidelines to follow to keep your vagina healthy.
Annual gynecological exams helps to promote wellness and overall good healthy habits for women. You’ll have the opportunity to get up-to-date health screening exams, such as Pap Smears, plus it helps to keep your doctor abreast of any changes to your body that may indicate a problem. During this visit, doctor recommendations may include changes to your diet, type of birth control, or hormone replacement therapy as they pertain to vaginal health.
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Many of the foods for vaginal health contain probiotics or the “good bacteria” that help to support and maintain healthy levels of bacteria in your vagina. Threelac Probiotic, developed by Global Health Trax, is a safe and natural source of probiotics that may act as a barrier against microbial infection.
Threelac is a powerful combination of three potent microflora that help to replenish beneficial bacteria so important to fighting infection and maintaining vaginal health. Click on the ThreeLac button to read more about the benefits of probiotics.