Excessive sweating can be very uncomfortable and most of the people who suffer it would love to find a way to reduce it. It is often a result of how weather, a warm environment or even illness, but quite often it is a result of your diet. Garlic, onions, spicy foods such as peppers and chillies, and even caffeine can all crank up the gears when it comes to sweating, creating the dreaded patches on clothing – how embarrassing right?! Whether the food increases circulation which increases sweating, or the food is secreted through the skin because the body is unable to digest it, nobody likes to sweat. Thankfully, there are some foods you can eat or drink that can in fact help to reduce excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis.
Being properly hydrated is essential when it comes to ensuring the body is functioning as well as it possibly can. Therefore, you should aim to drink at least two litres of water each day. Water also helps to flush out toxins that may cause an offensive odour.
Calcium helps to regulate the body’s temperature, so yoghurts and in fact many other dairy foods could be useful for you when trying to reduce sweat. Almonds and baked beans are also packed with calcium (although beans do apparently have a rather unpleasant side effect of flatulence when consumed to excess!).
Swap oatmeal into your breakfast routine if you want to reduce your fat intake, which is also a factor in hyperhidrosis. Whole grains are also very good for you, containing B-vitamins to get the most from the food you eat and improve your metabolism.
Among the many benefits of tomatoes, they contain potassium and magnesium which can help to reduce extra sweating. Drink one glass of tomato juice per day or eat a portion of raw tomatoes each day to get the benefit of it.
Foods rich in magnesium
Pumpkin, spinach and soy beans, like almonds and tomatoes, are an excellent source of magnesium which is indicated to be beneficial in the diets of those who wish to control or reduce excess sweating.
Watermelon is an excellent source of B vitamins, water and fibre. As well as keeping the body hydrated and cleansing the body of some toxins which may cause an offensive odour, it also helps with metabolic function.
Author Bio: Sarah is a keen writer with a special interest in health and beauty. She also works alongside Nutricia who specialise in the delivery of advanced medical nutrition.