And Who Doesn’t Want Great Vaginal Health?
Food is medicine. We hear that all the time. And there is always a lot of debate about what foods and in which combinations are best for our bodies in general, though we don’t often talk about foods for vaginal health.
Which foods, of course, are conditional on who is doing the eating. We are all put together chemically and energetically quite differently despite our seemingly sameness.
Sex is also medicine. Whether it’s with oneself or with another, we all know it’s benefits if only in the way that it makes us feel. (I won’t bore you with the chemistry of hormones and endorphins right now.
This isn’t a discussion about what foods to choose on that promising first date. You know . . . so that it might lead to the sex is medicine part, but I do want to have a conversation about food and your Yoni. (sanskrit for Vagina, or Vulva)
Food is medicine for your Yoni. Food keeps your tissues hydrated. It can help with cramping, stave off infections, and keep your vaginal tissues in proper pH balance. (Vaginas are slightly acidic) Food can bring more blood flow into the vaginal canal helping to increase orgasm. And food can increase sexual desire. It’s so important to look at foods for vaginal health!
So which foods might do all of this?
Let me tell you!
- Cranberries: Our vaginas adore acidic foods and drinks. The vaginal canal is naturally acidic and when it’s off balance it can be prone to infection. And because the urethra is right down in that direction, it too is susceptible. Cranberry juice sans sugar (so read the label carefully) helps if you are prone to bladder problems by not allowing the bacteria to stick to the ureter walls.
- Lemon Juice: Lemon water increases vaginal secretions as well as keeps pH balanced.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: Helps balance acid/alkaline balance in the body as well as convert proteins into useable amino acids which are building blocks for oh so many things, including our hormones. So a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in water before meals down the road addresses any imbalances between estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Balanced hormones, balanced vagina.
- Oysters: Contain dopamine and zinc. Confidence and a higher sex drive. Who wouldn’t say that’s good for a vag?
- Avocados: Rich in Vitamin E and healthy fat, avocados are great for long term vaginal moisture. Avocado’s may also help to alleviate cramps.
- Salmon: A great source for your omegas, that fat source that keeps your yoni juicy.
- Sweet Potatoes: Contain high Vitamin A content which is great for strengthening your vaginal walls.
- Yoghurt, Kefir, Kombucha, and Kimchee: What do these have in common? Probiotics. Essential for keeping vaginal tissues healthy and out of infection’s way. And my favorites . . .
- Red Wine: The Flavinoids found in red wine could prevent ovarian cancer. But overdoing it could cause more problems, including dehydration. (which could be the cause of your vaginal dryness.)
- Dark Chocolate: Antioxidants, flavinoids and magnesium. Again, great for sexual health and even a libido boost. Just be sure to get a high cocoa content. (70% or higher.
So dig in! Be a foodie for your Yoni. She will thank you for it!
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Michele Brookhaus, RSHom(NA), CCH is a classical homeopath passionate about your Yoni and all things feminine. She is the creator of Yoni Bliss a homeopathic lubricating gel for women.