It’s perfectly natural for your vagina to have a certain smell. When this odor becomes strong, it’s normally a sign of infection and requires immediate treatment. However, how you smell down there can also depend on your daily activities and last, but not least, your diet.
According to gynecologist Mary Roger, a healthy vagina is naturally acidic and contains rich quantities of beneficial bacteria that help fend off infections and maintain a normal pH level. However, many women are unaware that the food they eat can actually change their vaginal pH value, including the natural smell of their vagina.
The most common offenders of the natural vaginal balance are spices, red meat, milk, as well as certain vegetables including asparagus, onion, and broccoli. Although this food cannot permanently damage the acidic pH value of your vagina, it will have short-term effects.
In order to maintain your vaginal health, gynecologists strongly recommended consuming fruit and vegetables that are beneficial for your vagina natural pH level. The list includes lots of fruit, vegetables, whole-wheat cereals as well as plenty of liquids, particularly water.
In addition, you can also increase your yoghurt intake while cutting down on sugar. Fungi and bacteria feed on sugar which gives way to vaginal infections.