10 Surprising Things That Make You Smell Bad

10 Surprising Things That Make You Smell Bad

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Brainy Dose Presents: 10 Surprising Things That Make You SMELL BAD! Body odor isn’t just prevalent in locker
rooms – we can all experience it from time to time! Now, we’re gonna assume that you shower
– at least somewhat regularly. But, if you still find yourself wondering
IF YOU SMELL BAD, especially if you notice a funky smell lingering around more often
than not, chances are you DO have some kind of body odour issue! As it turns out, there ARE occasional smells
that no amount of scrubbing, and no fancy deodorant can prevent! However, once you know the root cause of your
stink, finding the solution is relatively easy! Number 1 – Stress Believe it or not, there are 2 different types
of sweat! When you sweat from being too hot, say for
example after a workout, this type of sweat is composed mostly of water and electrolytes,
and is produced by the Eccrine glands. These glands are spread throughout your body
and open up into your skin. When you sweat through these glands, the liquid
evaporates to cool you off. Now, the other type of sweat, also known as
STRESS SWEAT is the stinky one! This type of sweat is produced by the Apocrine
glands. These glands are found in areas such as your
armpits, and they produce a less-watery sweat containing fats and proteins that bacteria
love to feed on, and the byproduct of this feeding frenzy is that nasty odor WE’RE
ALL familiar with! If your stench is stressing you out, you’re
only making it worse… So, take a nice, deep breath, and try to relax! Number 2 – Allergies and Sinus Infections Allergies and sinus infections are annoying
enough as is. But they are usually accompanied by a pounding
headache and a runny nose… And this combination can also produce bad
breath, also known as halitosis! When your nose and sinuses are inflamed or
swollen, bacteria start to grow and a smell starts to develop. You might notice this bad breath when you’re
eating or brushing your teeth. So, the next time you have symptoms of allergies
or a sinus infection, make sure to drink plenty of water to kick both the smell and the infection! Number 3 – Spicy foods We all know that onions, garlic and cruciferous
veggies make our breath stink, but certain spices like curry for instance, can actually
make your skin smell too! As you digest these spices, your body releases
a sulfuric gas that can last for hours. The components found in a lot of aromatic
spices are very fat soluble, so they get stored in your body fat and get into your sweat and
saliva – influencing the way you smell over time. The next time you decide to grab a quick snack
before that big date, skip the spicy stuff – and not just for the sake of your breath! Number 4 – Low Carb Diets Low-carb diets are popular for promoting quick
weight loss. But, did you know that losing weight this
way can also cause your body to smell? When you make a drastic reduction in the amount
of carbs you’re eating, your body goes into a semi-starvation state of ketosis – using
fat as the primary source of fuel instead of carbs. The smelly ketones are the byproduct of this
process, and are released by your body through your breath, urine and sweat – and this repulsive
acetone-like smell usually lasts as long as you are on this diet! However, if you’re totally dedicated to
your low carb diet, and you want your breath to be less offensive, make sure to always
carry some sugarfree gum with you. Number 5 – Fish Oil Supplements It’s said that a regular intake of fish oil
supplements will give you glowing skin, lustrous hair, and some serious brain power. But, they also give you a fishy odor! Choline, a vitamin-like essential nutrient
found in fish and fish oil supplements, is responsible for giving you that fishy smell,
as it can stay in your tissues for days, and is released when you sweat! But, if you insist on taking these supplements,
try to keep up your water intake throughout the day to help at least somewhat combat that
smell. Number 6 – Not Flossing When we eat, food particles become trapped
between our teeth. And if we don’t clean out these particles,
they will start to smell. And although we know that flossing is important
for our teeth and the health of our gums, many of us dread doing this this tedious task
every night before going to bed. Hopefully, you’ll have an easier time flossing,
now that you know that skipping it can lead to some seriously stinky breath! Number 7 – Red Meat Red meat can be hard for your body to digest,
and it can lead to some pretty bad body odour. Yes, the “MEAT SWEATS”! It is a real thing
and it’s far from pleasant! As your body breaks down that massive burger
you just had for lunch, the amino acids leave a residue in your intestines. Once the enzymes break down that residue,
it mixes with bacteria and that causes a rather unpleasant odor. Since it takes some time for bacteria
to do its thing after you’ve eaten, the smell will be at its worst after about two hours. So keep that in mind! Number 8 – Poop Problems We don’t like to talk about this one, but
we’ve all experienced it. You’ve probably heard about the importance
of fiber in your diet. But, too much fiber can cause stinky gas, while
too little fiber can make you constipated – either way, your overall body odour gets
effected. In cases of severe constipation, toxins released
by the digestive system can seep through your pores, giving you what’s known as “fecal body
odor.” So make sure you eat a well-balanced diet,
drink lots of fluids and exercise regularly to keep your digestive system in check. Number 9 – Not Wearing Socks If you’re not a big fan of wearing socks and you try
to avoid wearing them as much as possible, you’re gonna wanna pay close attention to
this one! When you wear shoes without socks, your feet
heat up and start to sweat. And since your feet are tucked away in a dark,
warm, moist environment, bacteria feeds on your skin – making your feet stink! You may wanna consider socks the next time
you’re putting on your shoes! Number 10 – Alcohol While you can’t exactly sweat off a hangover,
you do sweat out some booze when you drink. Your body treats alcohol as a toxin, and tries
to break it down and excrete it as quickly as possible. Most alcohol is metabolized in your liver,
and is excreted in your urine. However, if you drink more than your liver
can process or if your liver is damaged, some alcohol is excreted through your breath and
your sweat! But, don’t worry. You don’t have to give up your weekly happy
hour, just try to drink at a slower pace. And, don’t forget to finish the night with
plenty of water before you hit the hay! Personally, I just drink a bottle of Gatorade
after having a few drinks, and I wake up without a hangover feeling just fine! SO, HOW CAN YOU IMPROVE BODY ODOR? Well, before becoming a hermit, try the following
things to keep embarrassing smells at bay: First, bathe or shower every day, keep up
a good oral hygiene routine, and swap your deodorant for a good antiperspirant. Next, always dress appropriately for the activities
you’re about to do. If you’re working out, wear designated workout
clothes designed to wick away sweat from your skin. For every day wear, choose fabrics like cotton
that allow your skin to breathe. Finally, if you notice any foods or spices
that are making you smell worse, avoid them as much as you can – at least before a big
date or important meeting! Have you ever had an embarrassing body odor
issue? Or, do you know any other body odour remedies? If so, let us know in the comments below! Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this video, LIKE, COMMENT and
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