What you eat can make your punani feel really unhappy.

But you can change that.

In fact, many experts believe that food plays a vital role in vaginal health.

The Sun reports that many people claim to have "cured" everyday problems like bacterial vaginosis (BV) through their diet.

While there's limited evidence either way, what you eat can make you more prone to infection, experts have warned.

Research has shown how eating a high-fat, high-calorie, low-vitamin diet can increase the risk of developing bacterial vaginosis.

Scientists assessed 1,521 women - 42 per cent of whom had BV.

They noticed that those women who had "severe BV" (14.9 per cent) also ate more dietary fat and consumed less folate, vitamin E and calcium - three vitamins and minerals that decrease infection risk.

But Dr Caroline Mitchell, director of the vulvovaginal disorders program at Mass General Hospital in the states, told Refinery29 more research is needed.

"Part of the problem is we don't really know what causes bacterial vaginosis,” said Micthell adding the link between gut and vaginal bacteria "is not a direct, straight line but there's definitely a link".

Yeast loves sugar, warmth and moisture - so if you're eating tonnes of sweets then you could be creating the perfect environment for thrush to grow.

Thrush is more common in people with high sugar levels because it's an infection that likes glucose.

That's why it's more common in diabetics.

Diabetes UK says that having a dry mouth coupled with a higher amount of glucose in your saliva can also make it easier for thrush to develop.