6 Foods and Drinks to Avoid If You Sweat a Lot

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

6 Foods and Drinks to Avoid If You Sweat a Lot

Sweating is usually a natural and healthy process. But some of us tend to sweat excessively while compared to others. Anxiety, diet or more sweat glands are a few of the reasons for this condition. This at times can get annoying and uncomfortable. If you are looking to put a stop to excessive sweating, here are a few foods you should avoid.

 

 
 

6 Foods and Drinks to Avoid If You Sweat a Lot

 

1. Salt

Salt

Your body disposes of the excessive salt in your system through sweat and urine. Avoiding Chinese food and other kinds of food which have a high sodium content can reduce the salt accumulation in your body and reduce sweat. It is also good for your overall health.

 
 

 

2. Fatty, Processed Foods

Fatty, Processed Foods

Processed food is usually high in fat and has very low fiber. This includes any kind of packed food and junk food which we typically snack upon. With the fiber content being so less, it becomes difficult for your body to process these foods and takes twice the time to do so. This extra work increases your body temperature and leads to excessive sweating.

 

6 Foods and Drinks to Avoid If You Sweat a Lot

 

3. Caffeinated Drinks

Caffeinated Drinks

Consuming coffee activates every part of your body including your sweat glands. Caffeine pumps up your central nervous system, inclines your heart rate and increases your blood pressure. This gives your system extra energy and this extra energy heats up your body and leads to sweating.

 

4. Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic Beverages

Here is one other reason to avoid alcohol! Once it has entered your system, alcohol increases your heart rate in turn heating up your body. This by default kicks in your body’s natural cooling system. Sweating being your body’s primary cooling system you start to sweat excessively.

 

6 Foods and Drinks to Avoid If You Sweat a Lot

 

5. Onions and Garlic

Onions and Garlic

Excessive onions or garlic in your food does not lead to more sweat. They make your sweat smellier, which is equally annoying. If you are a person who sweats a lot by nature, reduce the composition of onions and garlic in your food. This will at least make your sweat less noticeable.

 

6. Spicy Foods

Spicy Foods

The fact that spicy food makes you sweat more is common knowledge. Spicy foods like hot wings and chili fries are usually rich in capsaicin. Capsaicin has a way of tricking your body into detecting a rise in temperature and leads to more sweating as a countermeasure.

 

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