Bacterial Vaginitis Diet:
Not only can an individual control the infection but the diet itself plays a major role in both preventing and in treating an existing infection.
- Eat healthy and nutritious foods.
- Indulge more on fruits and vegetables.
- Eat fruits that have a high antioxidant properties and rich in vitamin C to boost ones’ immune system.
- Drink plenty of fluids or have 6 to 8 glasses of water per day. Continuous hydration facilitates the excretion of the bacteria.
- Drink cranberry, blueberry, and other fruit juices. The citrus effect of these can help maintain the acidic nature of the vagina, thus preventing the growth of other harmful microorganisms.
- Avoid food that has high glucose-sugar content. This would usually aggravate and worsen the condition of an individual especially if they also have an underlying disease such as diabetes. The increased level of blood sugar makes it more viable for bacteria to thrive in and invade the affected parts, thus causing infection.
- Instead of eating white bread, opt for eating whole wheat bread instead. Try choosing foods that are more nutritious in content.
- Avoid eating foods that has too much salt in it. It would only likely increase the risk for urinary tract infections to occur.