A balanced diet is important for all aspects of your health. Your body needs certain nutrients to function well. Vaginal health can be affected by poor nutrition and can put you at risk for common problems associated with poor immune function.
The food and drink that you put into your body can also affect the pH of your vagina and cause some degree of moisture or dryness. If you have diabetes or other health problems that are affected by the food and consumption you consume (such as obesity or allergies to certain food groups) it is important to consult your doctor about what to include or exclude from your diet.
Your overall health, including the proper functioning of your vagina, will benefit most from a balanced diet. In general, the common sense is to stick to the standard guidelines recommending a diet high in fiber, protein, and other essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids.
You should avoid or significantly limit your daily diet to processed, high-fat and sugary carbohydrates. Nutrition experts recommend eating a "rainbow" of foods, that is, combining foods from different colors in your diet, from red peppers to purple blueberries, for example.
This is because the natural color of the food indicates high levels of beneficial nutrients of a particular type, and eating a wide variety of colors will provide a good variety of these essential vitamins and minerals. In addition to the balanced menu, eating like this also ensures a non-boring variety. Vegetables, including legumes such as lentils and beans and cereals such as quinoa and oats, nuts and seeds, are good sources of fiber,
** Note on Sugar.Eating whole fresh fruits provides a variety of vitamins and minerals, and this is the best way to incorporate sugar into your diet. Preserved or canned fruit or fruit juice drinks tend to create a temporary jump in blood sugar levels because sugar is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. On the other hand, when eating the whole fruit in its entirety, including the peel (if possible) and the pulp, the fiber and nutrients help slow the release of blood sugar, so blood sugar levels remain more stable and less likely to rise and fall. Some doctors believe that sugar can aggravate a fungus problem. If you have a tendency to fungal infections, you may want to limit the amount of sugar in your diet.
Foods to Improve Your Feminine Health.
Yogurt with live or active cultures, Including beneficial bacteria such as lactobacillus, may help maintain pH at the pH level needed for a healthy vagina.
Soya in addition to being a good source of protein and other nutrients for vegetarian and vegan women, soy foods such as tofu, and adamama are soy-containing phytoestrogens that help keep the vagina hydrated and functioning properly. Avoid soy products trying to imitate meat products, such as soy burgers, soy bacon, etc., as they tend to be highly processed and rich in salt and other unhealthy additives.
Avocado contains plenty of useful vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E, that help maintain the natural moisture of the vagina.
Almonds and other nuts rich in zinc are recommended for dietary supplementation. Zinc is an important mineral in the production of hormones and contributes to a strong immune system.
Foods That Should Be Avoided
Eating too much food of any kind, even fruit, is not a good idea. The idea is to strive for moderation, variety, and balance in nutrition. Avoid highly processed foods, often high in salt, fat and sugar, as well as excessive alcohol and too little caffeine. The rule of thumb is that good food for your overall health will also be good for your vaginal health.
Drink plenty of water.
Many women do not drink enough. Sufficient water intake is important for the healthy functioning of the vagina. Alcohol is drying and converted to sugar in the body, so pay attention to the amount of alcohol you consume. Replace the second cappuccino or the glass of white wine with a glass of water or a cup of decaffeinated herbal tea, and feel the benefit.