Foods that will help keep your vagina healthy – This article was written by Marygrace Taylor and provided by our partners at Prevention. If your vagina could talk, she’d probably ask for a snack. Turns out, the right foods and beverages can keep your vagina healthy, ease discomfort, stave off infections, and even spice things up a bit between the sheets.
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Here’s exactly what to snack and sip on for optimal below-the-belt health. (Looking to take back control of your health?
1. For Fewer Utis..
You’ve likely heard that guzzling cranberry juice can help fight urinary tract infections. And that’s true: The juice contains compounds that help stop infection-causing bacteria from sticking to your bladder wall’s tissue. But cranberry juice is also loaded with sugar, which means you probably don’t really want to be downing the stuff on a daily basis.
Instead? Try green tea. Findings show that the catechins in this brew have a potent antimicrobial effect that could help fight UTIs. “By drinking green tea, catechins are passed through the urinary tract, decreasing bacteria and hence decreasing the risk of infection,” says ob-gyn Carolyn DeLucia, M.D., founder ofVSPOT Medi Spa in New York. Sipping two to three cups a day should do the trick, DeLucia says.