Yes, Really: 10 Foods for a Healthy Vagina

It may come as a bit of a surprise, but the food you eat has a big effect on the health of your vagina. If you've ever eaten some asparagus and noticed, ahem, a bit of a stronger smell down there, then you already know that "you are what you eat" really means something.

According to Women's Health, healthy vaginas have a naturally acidic pH level and a host of healthy bacteria that are all there to help ward off infections. However, some foods can influence your pH levels and change the way your vajayjay smells and even tastes. Foods that can affect your natural balance? Spices, onions, garlic, red meat, dairy, asparagus, broccoli and even alcohol. But don't fear! You don't have to take these foods out of your diet. You just need to work to keep things balanced with plenty of water and these 10 foods that will help keep your vagina healthy--and your pH levels balanced!


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Irina Gonzalez,

An NYC-based journalist, web editor, and food writer, she started her career with an internship at Latina magazine while receiving her bachelor’s at New York University. Her work has appeared in Time Out New York,,,,, and more. When she’s not checking out the latest taco restaurant in New York City, scouring for the best tapas in Barcelona, or dreaming of visiting Alex Atala’s restaurant in Brazil, she’s blogging about her favorite recipes, healthy eating tips and maintaining her 100 pound weight loss on You can always find her on Twitter (@msirinagonzalez) & Instagram (@msirinagonzalez) talking about her latest delicious meal.

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