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8 Foods that Lead to Body Odor

When it comes to body odor, your diet may or may not work against you. One of the factors that influence the natural odor of your body is the food that you eat. Certain foods produce body odor when metabolized and broken down inside the body.

Here are the top eight foods that can lead to body odor:

  1. Red meat. This is the number one source of strong body odor and bad breath – too much red meat. When red meat is assimilated into usable forms that can be used by the body, toxins and smelly organic products are also produced. That is why people who eat large quantities of meat tend to develop a strong and distinctive body odor.
  1. Tobacco. Cigarette smoke produces rancid breath and body odor. The familiar odor of smokers is in their hair, their breath, under their nails, and their skin pores. Showering and brushing can only mask it, but the odor lingers.
  1. Alcohol and caffeine. The Health Services of Columbia notes alcohol and caffeine as sources of unpleasant body odor.
  1. Spices. When eaten, spices may produce smelly sulfur gas which translates to body odor exuding from the breath and skin pores. Curry, onions, garlic, and chili peppers are some of the spices that lead to smelly breath and strong body odor.
  1. Heavily processed foods and junk foods. These types of food stuff are not only unhealthy; they also produce disagreeable body odor. Processed foods rarely contain fiber (which helps your excretory system eliminate toxins) and are riddled with hydrogenated oils, sugars, preservatives, and processed ingredients.
  1. Dairy products. Too much dairy in your body can produce the stench of methyl mercaptans and hydrogen sulfide.
  1. Fatty fried foods. High in fat and oils, fried foods are not easily digested and contribute to pungent body odor.
  1. Chewing gum. If you frequently chew gum which contain low-calorie artificial sweeteners like sorbitol, then you may want to think again. Sorbitol cannot be thoroughly digested by the body, so when it reaches your intestines, the good bacteria that are naturally present in your gut act upon it. This leads to flatulence and burping.

Article provided by James Horner

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