A change in a woman's ph levels can lead to pelvic discomfort and an unfriendly vaginal odor. Surely, it is not necessary to explain vaginal ph levels to anyone who has ever had a bacterial infection, "down there". For those who have had the blessing of never getting one (rather, more of the testament; "haven't gotten one yet"); here's a good read on what a woman can eat to help keep a healthy "downtown" environment and combat vaginal odor.
More relevant than not, you are what you eat! Well, it can't get more cliché than that. Yet, it is just that simple. For instance, eating too much bread, which contains high amounts of self-rising yeast, can invite an unwanted vaginal yeast infection. On the contrary, eating foods like yogurt can help to maintain a woman's ph balance. Because yogurt has active cultures (good bacteria) it acts as a natural antibiotic and restores the ph levels by producing more healthy bacteria than there is bad bacteria; which, is always present in the vagina. Other foods that are great for optimal, odor-free vaginal health are lemons, cranberries, apple cider vinegar and grapefruit. Natural remedies that are all high in vitamin C, have antioxidant properties which many citrus fruits offer. If there still an odor after implementing more daily then the problem may be in need of more medical attention.
Since, it's more than just by chance, that, at least once in her lifetime almost every woman will get an infection of some sort "down-under" which in turn causes a vaginal odor. A quick visit to a gynecologist for a simple pelvic examine, can identify if the odor is a symptom from a sexually transmitted disease or if it's a non-STD related infection. Depending on the diagnosis, there are an array of both over-the-counter and prescription medications that women use to kill the bad bacteria that is causing their vaginal odor and alleviate any itchy, vaginal discharge. But, as it has been said, 'why go through it, if it can be avoided'. That's understood. This isn't something any woman wants to encounter or endure, but, it is relevant. Thus, taking care of our body's essential needs must be a priority for proper, preventative, feminine health.
So, ladies - it doesn't matter if summer is over. Get to your local grocery store and pick yourself up some fresh fruit and yogurt. Add both to a blender near you and have a smoothie, while you sit-pretty; confident that everything is well taken care of in the "basement".