When a person becomes sexually aroused, their vagina produces extra lubrication. This lubrication reduces friction in the vagina, increasing comfort during sex and minimizing any feelings of soreness or irritation. However, vaginal dryness is a very common sexual issue. Artificial lubricants reduce vaginal dryness.
Overall self-care is essential, but if you really want to have a healthy vagina, it’s important to eat the best foods for vaginal health.
Here are a few foods that experts recommend: sweet potatoes, dark leafy greens, apples, and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids for increased lubrication, overall vaginal wetness, and better-quality naturally occurring vaginal lubrication.
Why are these foods so good at increasing female lubrication?
A. Sweet potatoes contain high levels of vitamin A, which is linked to fertility.
B. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids which can be found in fish oil, walnuts, flax seed, and eggs, help promote circulation, which can prevent vaginal dryness.
C. Dark green leafy vegetables like kale or mustard greens also help prevent vaginal dryness.
D. Apples contain phytoestrogen, which helps promote better sexual function and lubrication, and increases the ability to orgasm.
If you’re serious about learning how to have a healthy vagina, there are also a number of foods to avoid: alcohol and sugar, which can cause an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina and contribute to bacterial vaginosis and other vaginal infections.
Some other foods to avoid or at least limit are asparagus, broccoli, and onions, which can increase vaginal odor. Coffee can potentially cause your pH to become imbalanced, but experts say that balanced with enough water, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
The vagina is a complex ecosystem. If you treat your body well and eat a good diet, you’re already doing the most important things for women’s vaginal health.