Finally, we're bringing you very public answers to some of your most private questions. When sexual and vaginal health concerns arise, OB/GYN and nationally known women's health expert Dr. Jessica Shepherd wants to ensure you have the answers you need to feel at ease. As the founder of Her Viewpoint, an online women's health forum, she uses this outlet to focus on addressing taboo topics in a comfortable setting. Prepare to take notes!
Q: What Foods Should I Eat For Better Vaginal Health?
A: There are definitely foods that you should eat for better vaginal health and certain foods to avoid because they aren't good for your vaginal health. Glycemic index is what we see in foods that lead to inflammation. This isgoing to be your foods that are like white flour, white sugar, processed foods, canned foods.
Foods that have added probiotics, like yogurt, are a good option for better vaginal health. Things with probitics in general are great because those things again, improve your gut health and also your internal health which will again, contribute to good pelvic health.
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Drinking tart cherry juice and also green tea decrease inflammation as well.
One of the biggest parts of maintaining your vaginal health is overall wellness as well. All of that plays a part in how healthy we are. What we have in our body is what we give out.
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