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Foods That You Don’t Know Are Making You Sweat More

Foods That You Don’t Know Are Making You Sweat More

Some people believe that profuse sweating is something that they have to deal with the rest of their lives. However, little did they know that there are triggers that cause them to sweat more than others.

If anyone desires to get rid of his or her excessive sweating, they have to look at their diet first.

The types of food you consume can be deciding factors that trigger excessive sweating. Taking out the specific food groups identified below from your diet is one way to reduce profuse sweating.

Spicy foods

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    Is it hot or did you just eat something spicy?

    To be honest, spicy food is known to make people sweat excessively, but not for the reason you’re thinking.

    Spicy foods increase your metabolism which causes your body temperature to rise and make you sweat profusely. Generally, foods that ‘speeds up’ your metabolism do not so much speed things up as cause your metabolism to work harder to produce the end product.

    Coffee

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      Drinking coffee can also cause excessive sweating. The drink contains caffeine, which is a well-known stimulant. While it is popular for powering most people to work early before day breaks, caffeine also stimulates your central nervous system. Therefore, not only does it jolt your senses, but it also jolts your sweat glands, which could cause you to break a sweat even before arriving at the office. Arriving at work drenched in your perspiration is not a good look for you in the office.

      Therefore, if you experience sweating and are a regular coffee drinker, it is best to (gasp) cut out coffee, and you may find yourself relieved with having drier clothes and body. If you cannot resist consuming freshly brewed coffee to start your mornings, then you should settle with chilled caffeinated drinks instead.

      Fruits and Vegetables

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        Followers of raw food and vegetarian diets will vouch for this because they are comprised of complex carbohydrates and fiber, fruits and vegetables use a greater amount of energy to digest than processed foods. This energy is created by metabolism which works faster to cope. Eating onions and garlic and anything that is high in vitamin B can also make you sweat a lot too. B vitamins raise the body’s internal temperature thus making you sweat more than normal.

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        Lean Proteins

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          According to Vanderbilt University, sweating due to a high consumption of protein is the body disposing urea. The substance is formed during a protein breakdown in the body, causing your body to sweat more than usual.

          Turkey and chicken and fish are the greatest sources of lean protein as they develop naturally lower in fat than red meats. Research has shown that protein assists in boosting metabolic rate because, just like fiber, it is less easily digested and therefore burns more energy to digest which leads to sweating.

          Alcohol

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            From a more practical standpoint, alcohol helps you drown your sorrows until you are in a drunken stupor. However, as you fill your body with alcoholic beverages, your blood vessels also widen. This process referred to as vasodilation causes your pores to enlarge, which gives way for sweat to come out easier from your body.

            If you are lucky enough, instead of projectile vomiting due to so much alcohol, you’d be sweating bullets instead. Unless you prefer the other way around.

            To recap, if you cut spicy foods, coffee, and alcohol out of your diet and regular daily routine, you may be surprised to notice a substantial decrease in the amount of sweat you produce.

            So be cautious of what you eat and drink and cut off these foods in your daily routine to stop sweating so much and live the life that you want.

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            Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

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            This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

            In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

            The result: no more mental stress.

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            Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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            Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

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