Foods in Your Diet That Can Give You Body Odor
If your deodorant doesn't get you through the day, your diet might be to blame. Here are some foods that can make you stink.
- Red meat. It's hard to digest and leaves residue behind in your digestive tract, which mixes with bacteria and comes out in your sweat.
- Alcohol. Most of it gets metabolized by your liver. But a tiny amount comes out in your sweat and you end up smelling like stale beer.
- Fish. There's a metabolic disorder called "fish odor syndrome" where it makes your sweat smell fishy. It's rare though, and you'd probably know if you had it.
- Broccoli and asparagus. Both have a lot of sulfur, but they're good for you so don't stop eating them. If they make you smell bad, try cooking them in boiling water instead of steaming them.
- Garlic. It has another sulfuric compound called allicin. It's not necessarily a bad smell though. A few studies have found that some people are actually turned on by it.
- Coffee. It might not make you smell worse on its own. But stimulants like caffeine make you sweat more.
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