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These foods intensify the smell of sweat

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Jiya Saini
Jiya Saini is a Journalist and Writer at Revyuh.com. She has been working with us since January 2018. After studying at Jamia Millia University, she is fascinated by smart lifestyle and smart living. She covers technology, games, sports and smart living, as well as good experience in press relations. She is also a freelance trainer for macOS and iOS, and In the past, she has worked with various online news magazines in India and Singapore. Email: jiya (at) revyuh (dot) com

One of the causes of increased or decreased sweating is the quality of what we eat.

We all sweat, and some of us do it more than others. Sweating is one of your body’s natural ways to not only cool itself, but also to rid itself of toxins.

“Sweat itself has no smell,” says Dr. Rachel Ward, MD.

“But when it comes into contact with bacteria on your skin, that’s when things begin to turn foul.”

She says bacteria eat organic particles in your sweat and excrete digestive gas, and “what you smell is bacterial flatulence.”

But don’t worry, here we explain which foods can intensify the smell of sweat and which could mitigate it.

According to a nutritionist consulted by the Revuh team, meat aggravates this problem.

“Meat itself is a heavy food [for digestion]. If an individual eats it in large quantities and then takes a turn, that can intensify sweating,” the expert warned.

In addition, meat can transport certain substances into the bloodstream, such as nitrogenous bases, which can reinforce the smell of sweat, added the specialist.

The average norm is one gram of protein per kilogram of weight, said the nutritionist in a recent interview. For this reason, the expert recommends reducing meat consumption up to once or twice a week.

The dietitian also noted that pepper contains capsaicin. Its consumption accelerates the metabolism, increases the temperature and, as a consequence, sweating. 

At the same time, some spices can not only increase sweating, but even intensify your smell. 

The turmeric one. The high sulfur content in this seasoning can cause a stronger sweat odor.

Also, foods that contain caffeine, such as coffee, black tea, and green tea, intensify the smell of sweat. The effect of caffeine is the same as that of capsaicin.

What foods reduce sweating?

When it is very hot, you can consume spices from vegetables, such as crushed dill, mint, aromatic herbs. 

These foods mitigate the smell of sweat, noted the dietitian.

Peppermint is a painkiller and thanks to the ethereal oils it contains it calms the nervous system,” said the doctor. 

If you’re calmer, you sweat less, the expert added.

In addition, anise has characteristics similar to those of mint.

As for drinks, the specialist recommends drinking water in hot weather.

The pumpkin seeds contain zinc which stimulates decreased sweating, but this is pretty heavy food for digestion by a high-fat content. 

If you eat them in excess, the smell of sweat can intensify, as well as it is possible that it increases the load on the digestive system. 

The norm is 20 or 30 grams at a time.

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