Turns out, there are the incidental smells that no amount of scrubbing or brushing or deodorant-applying can deter. Here is some of the most shocking.
We are going to assume you bathe, at least somewhat routinely.
And yet, somehow, you still find yourself wondering… IS THAT ME?!
Turns out, there are the occasional smells that no amount of scrubbing or brushing or deodorant-applying can deter. Here is some of the most surprising.
Trust it or not, there are different types of sweat, chemically speaking. And the stinkiest sweat of all is stress sweat. That is because it’s produced from a category of sweat glands called apocrine glands. Apocrine glands produce a less-watery sweat, and bacteria go crazy for the fats and proteins in the mix. That feeding frenzy is what releases the odor, according to the Mayo Clinic. Sweat from your workouts or just because it’s too dang hot outside, on the other hand, is composed generally out of water and electrolytes, according to YouBeauty.
You’ve Been “Blessed” With Stinky Feet
That same everything you-can-eat buffet for bacteria happens with the sweat on your feet. And since your tootsies are tucked away in a dark, warm, moist environment, they really nurture bacteria – particularly if you are sans socks. But around 10 to 15 percent of individuals have extra-sweaty feet just by the luck of the genetic draw. Those ultra-moist dogs can then become home to a specific type of bacterium called Micrococcus sedentary, which produces truly awful smelling sulfur compounds. Good for you.
You Love Broccoli
You have likely heard that eating a diet heavy in garlic and onion can stink up more than just your mouth. It’s true – smelly foods are broken down into smelly compounds that circulate in the blood stream and come out through the breath, sweat, and urine, WebMD reported.
But garlic and onion are not the only offenders. In fact, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and other veggies in the cruciferous family include those same smelly compounds — typically, sulfur – and can lead to the all-over stench.
You’ve Been Drinking
While you can’t precisely sweat off that hangover, you do sweat out some booze when you drink. As alcohol courses through your blood and around your body, some seeps out through the pores — and, quite evidently, through the breath. It doesn’t matter what type of alcohol you drink; once the body begins to break it down it everything smells the same.
You Could Have Diabetes
At the point when diabetes is untreated, it’s possible to experience what’s called diabetic ketoacidosis. Without enough insulin, the body starts to break down fat for fuel, which leads to a build-up of ketones in the body. That buildup, in turn, may produce a change in body odor, according to the Mayo Clinic, and may be a sign it’s time to see a doctor.
A few people also report a similar change in body odor when switching to a diet heavy in meat and low in carbs. A low-carb diet is known to affect the smell of breath.