Monday, September 28, 2015

Did you know that certain foods can cause excessive sweating?

Foods That Cause Excessive Sweating

Sugar produces a fast boost of energy because it can be digested and utilized quickly. Often, eating sugary foods can raise body temperature and stimulate sweating. The effects are relatively short lived, but because the sugar "crash" contrasts so greatly with the sugar "high," there can be a tendency to consume more and more sugar in a cycle that can lead to excessive sweating.
Spoonful of sugar

Spicy Food
The more likely culprit in food-triggered excessive sweating is piquant or spicy foods. Foods like peppers contain a chemical called capsaicin that directly stimulates nerves endings in skin and mucus membranes. So, though body temperature doesn't actually rise, the exposed area will actually feel "hot," and excessive sweating results as the body tries to flush away the capsaicin.

Like sugar, caffeine is a stimulant. It's effect is not directly on the skin or perspiration but on the body as a whole. Caffeine raises heart and breathing rates and generally stimulates the nervous system. Excessive sweating can result simply from the stimulation, or from physical activity engaged in as a result. Coffee, tea, and chocolate are common sources of caffeine.
Coffee beans

Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is a food additive that is generally recognized as safe despite some unpleasant side effects. Used as a flavor enhancer, traditionally in Chinese food, it is known to produce headaches, flushing, shortness of breath, nausea and, yes, sweating in some people. Though no long-term health risks are associated with MSG, its use has been largely, but not entirely, discontinued.
Couple eating Chinese food take out

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