Eat these 7 foods if you want to keep your vagina smelling right

These foods won’t just help you change the way your vagina smells, but they can also improve the overall health of your vagina.

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A healthy vagina smells healthy too! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 21 Jun 2021, 14:42 pm IST
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We all know that our vagina has a smell of its own. At times, however, the vagina may end up smelling fishy quite literally! This can happen due to causes such as infection, hormonal changes, or just poor hygiene. Truth be told, you are what you eat. In case you are worried about your vaginal smell, you need to know that it can smell exactly like what you’ve consumed.

Yes, ladies, food plays an important role in keeping your vagina healthy! With that being said, don’t expect it to smell like a perfume bottle. A healthy vagina smells a little funky and its smell changes too. What you need to keep in mind is that there are several all-natural foods that you can eat for a better smelling vagina smelling. What’s more, such foods can help you balance the pH level of your vagina and keep it healthy.

Are you ready to discover all these foods? Here they are: 

1. Pineapple

Pineapple is believed to sweeten the smell of vaginal secretions. Eating it may be beneficial because it is rich in vitamins C and B as well as fibre. All these play an important role in supporting your gut health and keeping your vagina healthy too. 

2. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is great for balancing the acid in the vagina because it is an alkaline spice that can help neutralize any excess acidity down there. Plus, it acts as a mild antibiotic and can prevent yeast infections.

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Cinnamon can improve your vagina health. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Watermelon

Watermelon flushes out the toxins from your system and helps keep your vagina clean. This also prevents infection and gets rid of weird smells. It’s a fruit that contains prebiotics that can balance pH levels and introduce good bacteria to your vagina. 

4. Peppermint

Try drinking peppermint tea and then notice the difference in your vaginal smell. Peppermint is known for its aromatic properties and it will ensure your vagina smells good too.

5. Plain yoghurt

Now, most dairy products are said to be terrible for your vagina’s odour but yoghurt is an exception. The good bacteria or probiotics found in yoghurt help to restore the bacterial balance in your vagina. Just make sure you avoid sugary yoghurts as they can make your vagina smell worse.

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Yogurt can help your vagina to smell better. Here’s how. Image courtesy: Shutterstcok
6. Celery

Celery is a green veggie that can do wonders for the scent of your vagina! This is because it is rich in vitamins and minerals. Plus, its alkaline nature can keep vaginal bacteria and infections at bay.

7. Cranberries

You’ve probably heard that drinking cranberry juice reduces your chances of developing urinary tract infections, but it also wards off vaginal infections. Compounds in cranberries could balance the vagina’s pH level and its acidic properties might help fight bacteria that cause infection. As result, a healthy and infection-free vagina has no reason to smell bad. 

So, ladies, there you have it! These foods will help you keep your vagina smelling good.

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Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More


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