There are certain foods you can eat to keep your vagina in shape, happy and healthy by easing cramps, fighting infections, and alleviating dryness.
- Eat more sweet potatoes for fertility Couples who want to conceive should add sweet potatoes to their diet. Rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A, it helps strengthen and protect uterine walls. Beta-carotene and vitamin A have been studied to have direct effects on fertility and reproduction in both men and women, as well as healthy fetal development.
- An apple for orgasms
An apple a day keeps you away from aphrodisiac. A study in 2014 suggested that women who eat an apple daily are active in bed. Apples promote better sexual function, arousal, lubrication, and ability to orgasm. Women who consume two or more servings of citrus fruit per day are less likely to develop uterine fibroids.
- Soy to help decreasing estrogen levels
Soy contains phytoestrogens; compounds that mimic estrogen in the body are good news for vaginal health, especially in people with reduced estrogen levels. Minimally-processed soy products are hydrophilic (which allows your muscles to retain more water) and contain isoflavones (a plant-derived phytoestrogen) that have been studied to be beneficial for the skin in postmenopausal women.
- Avocados for your womanly walls
Popularly known for its beauty and health benefits, adding avocados to your diet promotes better sex. Avocados are ample in healthy fats, vitamin B-6, and potassium — all of which have positive effects on your libido.
This libido-boosting fruit (yes, it’s a fruit!) can enhance lubrication and estrogen levels, strengthen vaginal walls, and may even increase IVF success due to its unsaturated fats. Funny enough, the avocado tree was actually loosely named the “testicle tree” by the Aztecs.