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10 Foods that Help Your Sexual Health

Cosmopolitan.com
Love + Sex
November 1, 2012


This will get you going.
This will get you going.

No doubt you're all about using condoms and practicing safe sex-and you should be. But experts swear that eating right can also boost your sexual health. Nosh on these foods to keep your boobs, uterus, va-jay-jay, etc, working right.

By Korin Miller

1. Plums and Peaches
These delish fruits are packed with antioxidant polyphenols that may help kill breast cancer cells.

2. Vitamin D
Some studies show that foods rich in Vitamin D-eggs, salmon, shitake mushrooms, and tuna-can help keep your breasts healthy and lower your risk of breast cancer.

3. Probiotic Yogurt
Yeast infections suck…and they happen when there's an imbalance of bacteria in your vagina. The probiotics in yogurt can help restore the bacteria and stave off infection.

Related: 8 Surprising Foods That Are Loaded With Sugar

4. Walnuts
These nuts are great for your breast health. In a study from the Marshall University School of Medicine, one group of mice was fed two ounces of walnuts each day and a separate group was fed none. The growth rate of tumors in the walnut eaters decreased by half on the 34th day.

5. Citrus
Fruits like oranges, pineapples, lemons, limes, and grapes may make your hoo-ha smell better.

6. Coffee
Research has found that drinking 12 ounces a day may lower your risk of developing an aggressive form of breast cancer.

7. Water
It's crucial to keep you healthy, but drinking eight to 10 glasses of H2O every day helps with vaginal lubrication. Being well-hydrated also creates a more mild smell and taste down there.

Related: Sneaky Little Ways to Eat Healthy

8. Olive Oil
The monounsaturated fat and antioxidants in olive oil have been linked to a decreased risk of developing breast cancer. One study even found that they halted the growth of malignant cells.

9. Fiber
High fiber foods can help eliminate excess estrogen that gets stored in your bod, which can maintain the health of your uterus by preventing the growth of uterine fibroids. Try noshing on bran, beans, berries, and whole grains to get your fiber.

10. Vitamin E
Foods rich in Vitamin E like sunflower seeds, almonds, and hazelnuts, help prevent vaginal dryness.

SOURCES: Keri Glassman, RD, author of The New You and Improved Diet; Cosmo Radio women's health expert Jennifer Wider, MD

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