8 vagina-cleansing foods that can make your lady bits smell good

Updated on:17 November 2019, 15:58pm IST
Ladies, eating healthy can make everything better—including your vaginal health.
Sonakshi Kohli
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What you eat also affects the way your vagina smells. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Caution: The foods recommended in this article will not make your vagina smell like Chanel No. 5. Because you know what? You vagina is supposed to smell like, well—a vagina. What else, d-uh?

That said, what you eat affects each and every part of your body—including your vagina. In fact, according to an article published in the journal Scientific Reports, your vaginal and gut health are linked to each other. 

Basically, if you keep your gut healthy, your vagina will be healthy too. Needless to say, a healthy vagina will be devoid of infections, have the correct pH, and won’t smell pungent.

So, here’s a list of foods that can help your vajayjay stay that way:

1. Yogurt

Yogurt contains the lactobacillus bacteria, which is also naturally present in your gut, urinary tract, and vagina. According to a 2006 review published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, this bacteria also helps restore a healthy yeast balance in the vagina, thus preventing fungal infections. Result? A healthy gut, a healthy vagina, and no foul smell.

2. Cranberry juice

Many gynaecologists recommend concentrated cranberry juice or whole cranberries to women suffering from urinary tract infections (UTI). In fact, several studies like the one published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition backs this claim.

The reason is fairly simple: cranberries are packed with antioxidants and powerful infection fighters. Plus, they are acidic in nature and help maintain the pH of your vagina. Now, obviously, a healthy and infection-free vagina has no reason to smell bad.

3. Pineapple

Pineapple is a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin B, and fibre. Not only do these nutrients improve gut health, but they also help maintain your vagina’s natural smell by keeping it healthy and preventing any infections.

4. Apple

The phytoestrogen phloridzin and antioxidants in apples stimulate the blood flow in your vagina, keeping it healthy and fresh. In fact, a 2014 study published on PubMed Central shows that these compounds also prevent the development of uterine fibroids and help with sexual arousal.

Plus, eating apples can also increase the probability of climaxing during sex. What more do you want?

5. Ginger Tea

The antimicrobial properties of ginger are just what you need to promote a healthy gut, a healthy vagina, and ward off any vaginal infections, keeping Miss Vayjayjay smelling au-naturel!

6. Lemon

This citrusy wonder is rich in vitamin C and acidic in nature. This is exactly why it can help maintain the vaginal pH and keep matters in control.

7. Celery

Celery is bursting with vitamin C and hence can help restore the ecology of vaginal bacteria. Moreover, the presence of chlorophyll in the salad essential helps maintain the smell of your lady bits.

8. Cinnamon

While all things citrusy and acidic help maintain the pH of your vagina, cinnamon happens to be an alkaline spice which can help neutralise any excess acidity down there. A healthy balance means a healthy smelling vagina!

Sonakshi Kohli Sonakshi Kohli

Twenty kilos down and struggling to maintain the weight loss by preaching healthy eating, while eating unhealthy every now and then.