Perspiration is generally stimulated by heat and it’s the body’s way of regulating temperature. Sweating exceeds what is thought of as normal due to several reasons- an overactive thyroid gland, menopause, stress and prolonged fever. An unpleasant body odour may occur if perspiration comes into contact with bacteria of the skin. Drink plenty of water to replace the salt.
Poor dental hygiene, smoking and alcohol consumption causes bad breath. It can be accompanied by dribbling during sleep and yellowish, thickly coated tongue. Avoid excess of onion, garlic and spicy food. Chew on fresh coriander and cardamom, as they not only discourage bad breath, but also act as digestive. Fresh mint, parsley and thyme are good to fight bad breath.
Excessive swallowing of air, which may be response to stress or eating too quickly, can cause wind. It also indicates disorder such as indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome. Pulses and beans produce more flatus than other foods. Excessive flatulence, accompanied by severe abdominal pain or bleeding during bowl movement requires medical attention.
What comes out of your body reflects what you put into your system. Body odour is something that is strongly affected by what’s being emitted by your sweat glands. The function of your sweat glands in the armpits is to excrete toxins from your body; hence it is an important part of maintaining optimum physical health.
Avoid red meat because it causes stagnation in the body, decays the digestive tract and releases toxins into the blood stream through the large intestine. Avoid ready to eat food that lack fiber or those that are made with white flour, added sugar, hydrogenated oils and other processed ingredients.