What to eat to help with vaginal dryness
So what you put in your mouth can benefit your vagina? Clearly food alone isn’t going to sort out vaginal dryness but most foods recommended for menopause have benefits across the board as well as helping to address hormone imbalance.
- Eat foods containing isoflavines (phytoestrogens) to boost your body’s oestrogen production. Eat more: soya products, soybeans, soy milk, soy yogurt, miso soup. Also found in lower quantities in apples, cherries, peas, pulses, beans and multi-grain bread.
- Eat foods containing lignans (phytoestrogens) found in milled linseeds, whole grains, fruit, vegetables and legumes.
- Increase Omega-3 intake by eating more: oily fish; salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardine, halibut, or herring (remember the SMASH acronym for which fish to choose).