10 Healthy Foods That Can Strengthen Your Vagina

Did you know that it is possible for the upper portion of your vagina to lose it’s normal shape and begin to sag or drop down towards the opening of your vagina? This condition is known as vaginal prolapse and it happens when the muscles and connective tissues that support the vagina are too torn, stretched or weakened to support and hold it in it’s correct position. Vaginal prolapse can be triggered by a vaginal childbirth, obesity or aging. They are also common in women who have had a hysterectomy. Some of the symptoms that accompany a prolapsed vagina is pressure in the pelvis, pain during sexual intercourse, recurrent urinary tract infections, backache, urinary incontinence, etc.

To prevent your muscles, ligaments and tissues from becoming too weak, you must nourish them with protein. Protein is what causes the vagina to tighten back up after being stretched. Protein also helps the vagina maintain its orginal shape when it is under intense pressure and it promotes strong vaginal muscle contractions.

The list below contains plant-based sources of protein. Protein sources that come from animals are not as easily absorbed and digested by the digestive enzymes in our stomachs. So you could end up eating lots of animal protein without actually getting the benefit of the protein. Plant-based protein is much easier to break down into to the amino acids that will keep your vagina’s muscles strong, maintain it’s orginal shape and snapback after being stretched. Incorporate plant-based sources of protein in at least 3 of your meals everyday to reap the benefits.

1) Peanut Butter

2 Tablespoons = 8 grams of protein

2) Broccoli

1 cup = 8 grams of protein

3) Chia Seeds

1 ounce = 4.7 grams of protein

4) Almonds

1/4 cup = 8 grams of protein

5) Peas

1 cup = 8 grams of protein

6) Quinoa

1/2 cup = 14 grams of protein

7) Lentils (cooked)

1/2 cup = 9 grams of protein

8) Chickpeas (cooked)

1 cup = 15 grams of protein

9) Hemp Seeds

1 ounce = 9 grams of protein

10) Spirulina

1 Tablespoon = 4 grams of protein

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You should consult your physician to recieve a professional diagnosis and get more advice about whether it’s safe for you to incorporate any of these items into your diet.

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