We eat for a variety of reasons –- to escape from boredom, to celebrate, to coddle hurt feelings, and for energy. Most of my dietary choices are based on flavor, but I also like to eat things that I know are good for me. I think it’s fun to know how what I am eating will affect my organs — and what is your vagina if not the best organ ever?
You can eat for optimal lubrication, to reduce cramps, and to ward off UTIs. You can even eat for better sex — or at least more frequent sex.
So below are eight foods you should be eating to keep your vagina happy, healthy, and ready to go.
Sweet Potatoes. These little gems are full of vitamin A, which keeps our vaginal and uterine walls healthy (how sexy does that sound?). Vitamin A also helps generate sex hormones, so these root veggies keep our girly bits both healthy and energetic.
Cranberries. If you’ve ever had a UTI, then you’ve probably made a midnight dash to the corner store for cranberry juice. UTIs occur when bad bacteria issues a hostile takeover of your vagina, like a coup, or a ship full of angry pirates. Unfortunately, store-bought cranberry juice is typically all sugar, which will only feed the bacteria and further irritate a UTI. Straight cranberries, on the other hand, are full of acidic compounds that ward off the nasty little buggers. How can you enjoy cranberries without the sugar overload? Simmer fresh berries in a little OJ for a tart but tasty treat.