5 Foods that Promote Feminine Health

It makes sense: If nutrition matters to your overall health, that means every part of your body, including your vaginal area, needs nutrition. After all, your vagina and other reproductive parts are made up of skin, muscles, and connective tissue just like the rest of your body. 

So what kinds of foods promote feminine health? Our team of expert aestheticians at Gago Wellness in Brighton, Michigan advise women every day about the best ways to keep their reproductive health in top shape, and nutrition is a big part of that. Here’s what we recommend for our clients looking to optimize their feminine and sexual health.

1. Cranberry juice

Women are prone to urinary tract infections, and cranberries are one of nature’s best defenses against them. 

Why? Because, cranberries contain antibacterial compounds and antioxidants, both of which help you fight the infection. Just eight ounces a day can significantly lower your risk of getting a UTI, but do make sure the beverage you buy is at least 27% cranberry. 

2. Yogurt

If you’ve ever had a yeast infection, you’re familiar with the itchy, smelly condition that affects women all over the world.

Yeast infections typically occur when the pH level in your vagina is out of whack. It’s good to maintain a steady pH between 3.5 and 4.5, which is fairly acidic. When the scale tips one way or the other, you get an environment that loves bacteria. But yogurt, because it’s a live culture full of probiotics, keeps your pH in check and the “bad” bacteria at bay.

3. Soy

Is sex a little uncomfortable, maybe even painful, because of vaginal dryness? Of course, there are countless products lining the drugstore shelf to help you solve the problem, but you may be able to skip the messy creams and just order take out. 

It turns out soy — think: edamame, miso, tofu, and tempeh — contains phytoestrogens that can help your body naturally increase vaginal moisture.

4. Sweet potatoes

If you only incorporate one new food into your diet in an attempt to improve your feminine health, make it sweet potatoes. These tasty tubers are known for helping in multiple ways, including:

Packed with vitamin A and beta carotene, sweet potatoes are a powerful nutrient for your feminine health.

5. Fatty acids

Heightened sex drive and better orgasms may be just a meal or a snack away. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in salmon, flaxseed, walnuts, and eggs, amps up your circulation and increases vaginal moisture, making sex more intense and enjoyable. They can also significantly reduce your menstrual cramps and reduce your need for pain relievers. 

Technology can help, too

It may take a while for your body to adjust to the new foods and begin to use the nutrients you give it to aid in your feminine health, but if you’ve given this diet a chance and you still feel like you could use some assistance improving your condition, we’re here to help.

Our highly trained and experienced team helps women who suffer from urinary incontinence, weakened vaginal muscles, low libido, lax skin, and decreased blood flow improve the look and feel of their vagina and vulva with Votiva®, innovative radiofrequency technology that stimulates your body’s own healing properties. 

This noninvasive, painless procedure promotes the production of collagen and elastin in your vaginal skin, increases circulation, tightens skin, and encourages lubrication. 

Keep eating the foods we’ve listed to maintain optimal vaganial health, but when you need more than cranberries and salmon to get you back to your old self again, give us a call at 810-315-6863 or request a new consultation online today.


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