At one point or the other, we become self-conscious about the way we smell most especially during a get together party, a date or an interview. In spite that we have showered, apply deodorant and spit on our best fragrance, we still have a certain odor of our own. Most of our favorite food and beverages could be the cause of our bad body odor.
Apart from the fact that most of the common body odor is from our armpits and groin together with the bacteria found on our skin, some foods like onions and garlic could contain volatile sulphurous substances that gives our body bad odor and breath. For us to smell good; there are some foods we eat that must be avoided. Such as:
The glass of wine we drink or the beer may not give bad body odors but could result to bad breath in early morning after sipping a little in the previous night. When alcohol get to the blood and body, some of it seeps through the pres and breath, then a perspiration person starts smelling alcohol. The mouth becomes dry and a faint smell of alcohol in the urine.
According to a research published in Journal Chemical Senses, the propose is to find some study participants who failed to develop asparagus urine due to their lack to gene for the digestive enzyme which breaks down the vegetable into components of odors. Hence, when you eat asparagus and use restroom thereafter, you will realize that your urine smells differently. The urine odor is said to have come from the mercaptan digestion of sulphur compound which break down into chemical components odor.
Early morning beverage will not activate our brains for alertness as a result of caffeine but will rather activate our sweat glands. Obviously, coffee breath has become a big problem for the coffee drinkers because his diuretic will make him feel very thirsty resulting to bad odor and smell that dries out the mouth. The mouth dryness contributes to the bacteria growth.
Curry and Cumin
Spices smell like that of curry and cumin could change a bland meal to savoury dish but wreak havoc to our natural body odor and stay in your skin pores for a long period of days. A little cumin taste can leave you with lasting aroma. Also, if strong spices such as cumin, curry or fenugreek are always added, it could affect the body odor of a new born baby.
A research study published in Journal Chemical Senses in 2006 has shown that those who are on a non-meat diet do have attractive and pleasant smell with little intense when compared to those eating meats.
Extreme Little Greens
It is very important to eat greens for health and good body odor purpose. According to Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, eating greens that are rich in chlorophyll such as watercress and spinach help to freshen up the body and prevent the body form having bad odor.