When we eat certain foods, we usually only think about whether or not they are going to make us put on weight and if they’re good for our health. We never pick a meal based on the impact it will have on our vaginal scent until now that is.
Some of these foods which affect the smell of your vagina are still really healthy, you, therefore, shouldn’t cut them out completely. To keep your vaginal health in the best possible shape, pay attention to this list of surprising foods that affect your lady parts.
When the body is not adequately hydrated it makes it difficult for the vagina to produce sufficient amounts of lubrication. There is nothing wrong with drinking from time to time, but it is important to keep in mind that anything more can be harmful.
Listen up, coffee drinkers! Coffee is one of the strong-smelling substances that can change the odor of your vagina. Coffee causes there to be a change in your pH levels, making your vagina more susceptible to getting a yeast infection. Just be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to balance your vaginal pH levels.
Eating foods with high sugar levels can lead to women acquiring yeast infections. Yeast thrives from sugar, warmth, and moisture. This is why people who have diabetes due to high blood sugar levels are most likely to contract yeast infections.
Did you know that any food that can give you bad breath can also cause vaginal odor! When eating onions, you excrete an onion smell in your urine, this also happens when you eat garlic. Although eating onions are not bad for your health, do keep in mind that consuming too many too often can negatively affect your vaginal health.
Dairy products can cause hormonal issues or imbalances due to the high level of insulin, too much cheese can do the same. If you consume too much cheese it can disrupt the bacteria in your vagina, thus it will, in turn, cause a yeast infection.
Along with causing your urine to smell bad, asparagus affects the pH of your vagina. Just like many other foods asparagus is not harmful to the body but does indeed cause you to smell down there. We would advise you to eat it in small quantities as the smell can last up to a couple of days.
Broccoli is another smelly vegetable. Broccoli is healthy, so don’t cut it out but just like asparagus eating this vegetable will alter your vaginal odor for a few days before it returns back to normal. According to experts by incorporating broccoli sprouts into your dishes is a great way to still get all the health benefits of the vegetable but a great way to avoid the odor altogether.
High-fat diets and fatty foods have been associated with bacterial vaginosis, this is the most common vaginal infection. Bacterial vaginosis is indicated by symptoms such as thin, grey, or white discharge followed by a fishy smell and itching. If you experience this often we advise you to see a GP or alter your diet.
With that being said you do not need to cut these foods out completely, just take note if you think they may be causing problems with your vaginal health. If these problems persist, contact your GP for a check-up.