Can Diet Affect The Intimate Health of a Woman?


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The intimate health of your body if you are a woman is very important, therefore a woman wants to know what affects it. Topics regarding vaginal health often come up and one that most are inquisitive about is: Can diet affect this area either negatively or positively?

All the foods we consume have the potential to affect the way our bodily secretions smell and taste in either a positive way or a negative way, and this includes sexual fluids.

Sometimes we find ourselves smelling in a way we do not like, and this can be attributed to a number of things including what we have eaten or drank. Items like alcohol, garlic, red meat, broccoli, asparagus, and dairy tend to produce unpleasant odors.

If our diet consists of consuming many foods that are sugary, or drinking a lot of alcohol this can increase the possibility of having yeast infections that may result in a noticeable difference to our body’s fragrances and also their flavors.

It has been said that food is not a direct cause of vaginal odor, however changes to the environment of vagina and its scent can be contributed to by what we eat. Since these vaginal changes can be quite noticeable, they are typically mild and therefore are not a cause for much concern.

If we happen to be concerned with vaginal odors to the point where we want to make changes to our scent, then diet modifications may help us. Certainly there is no guarantee that these changes will help as it just might require us eating unrealistic amounts of beneficial foods & giving up the foods we love to make a noticeable difference.

Food and Beverages that we can remove from our diet that tend to cause unpleasant odors and two that may cause yeast infections are:

  • Garlic
  • Red Meat
  • Onions
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Dairy
  • Coffee
  • Alcohol (Connected to odors and infections)
  • Sugary Foods (Connected to infections)

Here are some diet modifications that we can help us in achieving pleasant vaginal scents.

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We should always be drinking plenty of water everyday. Our bodies are made mostly of water and by drinking often it brings with it many benefits. Water hydrates us and also helps to flush out chemicals from our bodies. It can lower our acid levels, which benefits our vaginas too. Don’t just drink an extra cup in the morning or at night, drink on a regular basis throughout the day.


We need to consume more fruits to make us sweeter inside. Stock up on many different types of fruits such as: kiwi, grapes, strawberries, blueberries and others. Eating more kiwi and strawberries has seen positive results. Do remember though, that eating more sweets is not the answer, as sugar does not make you sweeter down there. Fruits by themselves are the magic – sugar is not.

Pineapple Juice

Pineapple juice in particular produces great results in changing our scents and tastes. It has been called a “chartbuster” and brings to us great benefits. Remember though it is not okay to make pina coladas from it. Alcohol and dairy can be causes of the problem we are trying to repair.

pineapple juice

Cranberry Juice

Another juice, this time cranberry juice is our 4th recommendation in the diet modifications. This juice is known as a miracle juice for its capability of keeping bad bacteria out of your urinary tract. Drink a glass a day to start seeing changes, and if you don’t mind pure cranberry juice try adding it to your water for something different.

So there is no doubt in stating diet affects our intimate health. Consuming foods high in sugar, red meats, and drinking alcohol each of which can negatively affect us in many ways. While eating a healthier diet and drinking healthier beverages can create positive affects, resulting in better intimate health.

Once we have made the connection between what foods benefit us positively and the ones that contribute to us in a negative way we can manage our vaginal environment much more effectively. These changes we take to have better intimate health should also bring with them a better overall well-being.

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