HEALTH

Unexpected foods that cause bad smell

Nutrition plays a fundamental role in the health and well-being of our body, but sometimes some foods we consume can cause unexpected problems, such as bad smell. In this photo gallery we will explore some common foods that can cause this problem.

There are some foods in particular that are known to cause foul odor problems, including garlic, onion, spicy foods, and alcohol.

We will discover how other lesser-known foods, such as tomato or tuna, can affect our body odor.

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Unexpected foods that cause bad smell
Nutrition plays a fundamental role in the health and well-being of our body, but sometimes some foods we consume can cause unexpected problems, such as bad smell. In this photo gallery we will explore some common foods that can cause this problem. There are some foods in particular that are known to cause foul odor problems, including garlic, onion, spicy foods, and alcohol. We will discover how other lesser-known foods, such as tomato or tuna, can affect our body odor.
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Tomato
The amount of tomato we eat is related to the bad smell we give off, due to the carotenoids and terpenes present in this food. (source: pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
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Dairy products
The lack of the lactase enzyme causes lactose intolerance and after consuming it it may happen to smell that resembles that of cabbage.
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Tuna
Some species of fish, such as trout or tuna, contain choline (vitamin B4), which causes an unpleasant odor.
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Cabbage
Some categories of cabbage may contain sulfur. This substance can provoke an unpleasant odor.
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Muesli
Wheat cereals, bran, dried fruits and oats are found within this food. If consumed in excess it can promote the formation of gas and bad smell.
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Red meat
The meat digests slowly and the intestine struggles to absorb it. For this reason, if you eat red meat more than twice a week you may smell more unpleasant than normal.
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