I have never been one of those superfood eaters, I am sure it took me a couple of years to try quinoa and that was by total fluke. Superfoods may be the new black but I don’t jump on just any bandwagon that comes along until I have a solid reason to. I am stubborn like that – unless that wagon is 6’2” then all reason goes out the door.
I feed my body what it wants, when it wants it – especially during PMS. I believe in satisfying my cravings in moderation and I am not afraid to admit that Lucky Charms has been considered a full dinner at my house after a ‘WTF’ kind of day at work.
But here’s the kicker, I learned that foods and exercise can affect your vaginal health. In other words, this means it affects your sex life. OH…HELL…NO!! Life with a stressful morning cardio routine is just no way to live, so superfoods, you have my attention!
Suddenly I care about what I eat and how I treat her. She is my “flower baby” after all, or at least that is what my grandma used to tell me. Although when I look back on it now, I think she was saying “that’s your flower, baby” but I digress.
I was told that the probiotics in yogurt and fermented foods are good for maintaining healthy pH levels down there, so, I started incorporating yogurt into everything I could. It’s a pretty good substitute for a lot of things but I should say it is not the best substitute for sour cream when it comes to nachos. It just isn’t the same. Then one night, while eating nachos in bed, I was reading one of those good old “improve your sex life in 3 easy steps” articles and it said something along the lines of “if your goal is to present your partner with delicious bits – don’t go for dairy.” Right then and there I shifted my focus from the yogurt and to fermented foods. Now when I leave the bar on a Friday night, I double up the sauerkraut on my street meat and voila, fermented foods quota met.
Speaking of the bar, we all know that cranberry juice is good for the prevention of UTI’s, or at least those of us who have had one. I make sure the bartender always throws an ounce of it in any of my mixed drinks. I also throw in some in the blender with my morning smoothie.
Nowadays, I always try to incorporate vagina friendly foods into my meal planning (yes, I became one of ‘those people’ in the process) to keep my vagina happy and shall we dare say, more appealing.
Nobody puts flower baby in the corner.
Want to take care of your V? Try these foods too:
- Sauerkraut or Kimchi if you want to be fancy like that. Both fermented foods contain probiotics- the good bacteria can help prevent infections and keep your pH system balanced and happy.
- Fruits and Veggies – Berries and pineapple seem to make things taste better if ya know what I mean and I recommend not eating asparagus 24 hours before a hot date
- Fish/Salmon – There is a joke in here somewhere but I am a lady after all. But seriously, fish like salmon or tuna are great for easing cramps and discomfort because they have omega 3 fatty acids that act as an anti-inflammatory.
- Apples – Like they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away which is what we all want…unless he/she is cute and single, then “accidentally “injure yourself when you are slicing that apple and take a trip to the ER and flirt away. Apples contain compounds that mimic the female sex hormone estradiol. So, if you eat them often enough, you might notice more lubrication down south. Who else is going out to buy a lifetime supply of apples now!?
- Garlic – Not only to keep vampires away, but it can provide much needed TLC to your vagina. It is reported that by adding garlic into your meals, the anti-microbial properties can help fight yeast infections. Just make sure to brush your teeth after consumption to avoid scaring off your significant other, ok?
- Cranberries – Like I said, it just takes one UTI, and you will never forget this one.
- pHemme® Fresh – Whiles it’s not a food, it is a vaginal cleansing gel developed for protecting the vagina against vaginitis, odor, itching and helps to maintain balanced pH levels – which are key to a healthy vagina. The patented design Smooth Comfort® Applicator which is pre-filled, eliminates the discomfort from the traditional applicators, and allows greater ease of penetration and maximum comfort.
Flower Baby Salad
• Seasoned rice wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, balsamic or whatever tickles your taste buds
• Salt & Pepper
• Chopped Fresh Garlic
• 1 Cup Cabbage
• 1 Cup Carrots
• 2 Cups Kale
• Pickled Radish
• 1 Cup Cooked Quinoa
• Chopped chicken
Lightly sauté cabbage, carrots, kale in a little bit of butter or oil and vinegar of your choice.
Once cooked, throw in a bowl with quinoa, chicken and pickled radish and voila! You have a filling, superfood dish that will keep you and your vagina happy.
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