8 Foods That Make You Smell Bad

Sometimes regardless of how much you shower and how much deodorant you wear, you’ll still stink because of your diet.

The foods you eat can affect your body in other ways than weight and nutritional needs—they can also cause you to smell good or bad as your body metabolizes them.  In particular, these eight foods can leave those around you turning up their noses in your presence…


1. Coffee

There’s a reason why the term “coffee breath” is uttered with a wince—it leaves you kinda stinky. The caffeine in this obligatory morning brew stimulates the central nervous system, triggering the sweat glands to emit odor as you perspire. The high acidity of coffee is higher than your saliva which also causes bacteria growth and bad breath as the inside of your mouth dries out.

What we ingest – both foods and drinks – can impact the way we smell. Strong scents often result in your body emitting strong odors. When it comes to coffee, we all know it has a strong, rich aroma, so it’s not surprising that you can get really bad breath from drinking it. And the more you drink, the worse it can be. If you’re an avid coffee drinker, on top of brushing your teeth, tongue and gums well each morning and night, it’s worth keeping a toothbrush at work to use after you’ve had your morning fix. There’s nothing worse than going into a meeting with bad breath.

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