Excessive sweating: the role of feeding

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Excessive sweating: the role of feeding

Why some foods make us sweat more than others? Why some smells are more persistent?

Every year when it’s warm most of us have to deal with problems associated with sweating. Often the problem is only a discomfort due to the fact that you see halos on wet clothes, in many other cases there is also the discomfort associated with the smell of perspiration.

Eat well as in many other issues can play an influential role as well so we thought to give you some advice on what foods would be good to eat and which ones are not recommended for those suffering from excessive sweating or want to try to control it.


  • Water
    Although some people believe otherwise, drink plenty of water it is helpful to maintain internal equilibrium. In particular it is not true that if the weather is warm and drink lots of water necessarily then you sweat a lot, in fact, more the body is hydratedmore the temperature is in balance and is not necessary for the body to sweat.
  • Calcium-rich foods
    Foods of this type facilitate the regulation of the temperature of the body and consequently may be useful to reduce sweating. Are part of this category foods like low-fat yogurt, almonds, beans, and cauliflower.
  • Olive oil
    With its famous digestive properties, olive oil helps your body to make less effort during the decomposition of ingested food. It does not reduce sweating in a direct way, but it certainly helps to not get worse or to make it more plentiful.
  • Little processed foods
    We recommend light foods, which engage less body in the digestive process. You should also try to eliminate as much as possible from your diet (this regardless of sweating) all complex foods in favor of less processed and more natural foods.

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  • Salt
    Exceeding with salt is definitely something to be avoided in any case. In the specific case, in reference to the perspiration, the body to eliminate the excess sodium ingested sweats. Also be careful all the snacks and dishes that contain hidden salt such as bread, pizza, ready-made soups, sausages and sandwiches.
  • Red pepper, coffee, alcohol
    it is known that the spicy makes you feel warm and activates the body heat regulation system. The same happens with caffeine that stimulates the central nervous system and the sweat glands. Alcohol on the other hand is a vasodilator and the feeling of warmth that gives us when taken is not random. Our body reacts to stimuli of this type to make up and then sweat.
  • Garlic and Onions
  • Tomato, spices, red meat
    These foods do not increase sweating but contribute to bad smell. The fresh garlic leaves less smell of the dry one and white onions give less fragrant effect of the dark ones. The same effect could be given by foods such as red meat because of carnitine and from tomatoes for the characteristics of terpenes which contain. Even spices such as curry or cumin can contribute to giving a more intense odor.

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These tips are useful but obviously not decisive, in particular we point out that there are some diseases such as diabetes or thyroid disorders that can change your scent or make you sweat more than normal. There is also a hereditary disorder called Trimethylaminuria also known as fish odor syndrome. This unpleasant condition is due to the fact that the body of those affected is not able to process the trimethylamine present in various foods.


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