Eating Healthy Foods Can Improve How Your Vagina Smells
Caring for one’s intimate parts is a big responsibility even if it is self-cleaning. You can’t be reckless with it because it can make you regret doing so. And how your vagina smells is just one of the ways that it reminds you that you need to pay better attention to it.
Foods and Beverages that Affect How Your Vagina Smells
In addition to the numerous health advantages of paying close attention to our diet is keeping your vagina healthy, happy, and smelling fresh. The link between your vagina and the food you consume involves changes in pH levels.
1. Red Meat, Dairy
Mary Rosser, M.D., Ph.D., ob-gyn at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, explains in an article by Women’s Health,
“The foods you eat can influence that pH, changing the way your nether region smells (and even tastes). For instance, spices, onions, garlic, red meat, dairy, asparagus, broccoli, and alcohol can all affect the natural balance you’ve got going on, while fruits and fruit juices may turn things especially sweet. But whatever the effect, it will only last for two to three days after you eat your fill.”
2. Spices, Coffee
Dr. Nicole Scott, OB/GYN at IU Health, adds that heavily scented foods and beverages such as spices and coffee have the potential to change your vaginal smell. Bustle quotes her as saying,
“Any food that can give you bad breath can cause vaginal odor.”
Excessive alcohol consumption can also produce strange smells down there. Dr. Angela Jones, M.D., FACOG tells Bustle,
“While most of us enjoy a drink or two (or three), remember some of the detrimental affects of alcohol. Other than hangovers, alcohol is very ‘drying.’ Well, If your body is dry, guess what else could potentially become dry? Your vajayjay! Not being adequately hydrated makes it harder for the vagina to produce adequate amounts of lubrication.”
Plus, you might also want to cut back on sugar rich foods as it may also increase risks for yeast problems, which can also make your vagina produce an unpleasant odor. According to Christine Greves, MD, OB/GYN,
“Eating a lot of foods high in sugar may increase the likelihood of a woman acquiring a vaginal yeast infection in the right environment. Yeast absolutely loves sugar, warmth and moisture. Foods that are high in sugar, like desserts, can increase a woman’s risk for having that if the environment is warm and moist; for example, if she does not change her workout bottoms after sweating at the gym for a few hours.”
To improve how your vagina smells, avoid the items stated above. Instead, eat healthier. From now on, include more fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, Greek yogurt, and a lot of water in your diet. Your overall health and your lady parts will definitely be happier.