9 Surprising Foods That Can Impact Your Vaginal Health

2. Sugary Foods

“Eating a lot of foods high in sugar may increase the likelihood of a woman acquiring a vaginal yeast infection in the right environment,” Christine Greves, MD, OB/GYN, tells Bustle. “Yeast absolutely loves sugar, warmth and moisture. Foods that are high in sugar […] can increase a woman’s risk for having that if the environment is warm and moist; for example, if [the person] does not change their workout bottoms after sweating at the gym for a few hours, [it could create this type of environment].” In fact, it is for this very reason that people who have diabetes because of high blood sugar problems are more susceptible to contracting yeast infections, according to Women’s Health Magazine. While sugar is OK every once in a while (who can live without cupcakes?), be mindful that you’re not consuming so much that it’s affecting your health negatively.