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10 Foods That Cause Body Odor

July 11th, 2011 5 Comments

Body odor and bad breath are the issues that often affect a person’s confidence. Many things affect the onset of body odor, such as diet, gender, occupation, mood, genetics, and medicine. Deodorant or perfume may effective enough to cover it up. But some experts think the use of deodorants or perfumes that are too frequent can cause a bad influence. Instead of spending lots of money to buy deodorant or expensive perfume, changing dietary patterns, seemed to be the best alternative, if you want to reduce body odor. 

Here are some foods you should limit to prevent body odor and bad breath:

  1. Spices
    Spices with a strong aroma when ingested, generally will produce sulfur gases, which are absorbed by the blood and will eliminated through the lungs and pores of the skin. And this is what causes bad breath and body odor. Spices with a strong aroma such as: garlic, onion, and curry.
  2. Red Meat
    It takes a long time to digest red meat. When red meat is not digested properly, it will release toxins and foul-smelling gas, which is the main cause of the body odor. A study published by the Chemical says, women will judge men who do not eat meat, as a man who is more fun and attractive, because generally their body odor are not too bad than meat lovers men.
  3. Alcohol & Caffeine
    Although alcohol and caffeine [coffee, tea, chocolate, soda, etc] has become a habit, by limiting these drinks, your body will feel more fresh and odorless.
  4. Processed Food & Junk food
    Eating processed foods that contain too much salt, sugar, flour, and hydrogenated oils, tend to rot in the stomach, which triggers the production of bad breath and body odor.
  5. Low Carb
    Reducing consumption of carbohydrates, tend to make you eat more high protein foods. This can indeed help burn fat in the body. But, this process will actually releasing ketones into your blood stream, and make your sweat smells bad.
  6. Dairy Products
    Dairy products are also rich in protein. But, if these foods are ruptured in your stomach, can lead to hydrogen sulfide and methyl mercaptan, which is the trigger of the stench.
  7. Choline
    Foods that are rich in choline could potentially make your sweat smells fishy. Some people, who can not digest these foods properly, tend to have fishy body odor. Some foods that are cause the stench, such as eggs, liver, fish, and nuts.
  8. Fried Foods
    Fats and oils contained in fatty fried foods, as time goes by will become rancid and it can lead to poor digestion that is also causes body odor.
  9. Tobacco
    Cigarette smoke that mingled with other elements and out through the sweat glands would create a distinctive odor. In fact, even after quitting smoking, this smell will stay in your body within weeks.
  10. Trimethylamine
    Some people have a genetic disorder known as trimethylaminuria. In this condition, the body is unable to break down amino acids and trimethylamine, which again produces fishy body odor. There are many goods that contain amino acids, such ad seafood, fish oil, eggs, liver milk, nuts, soy products, and broccoli.

To prevent body odor, there are several ways you can do, such as: drink lots of water, eat fibrous foods, and fruits that low in choline [apples, strawberries, oranges, grapes, tomatoes, pineapple, banana, and watermelon]. If you could change your dietary patterns, you don’t have to worry anymore with body odor that has been stalking you. Also, you don’t need to spend lots of money to buy deodorant or expensive perfume.

Source: http://health.kompas.com/index.php/read/2011/07/02/10002610/10.Makanan.Penyebab.Bau.Badan

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