Believe it or not, but some people actually stink like a fish. This could probably be because of over-consumption of non-vegetarian foods in your diet. Animal proteins are rich in choline and some people are deficient in an enzyme, which metabolizes choline, giving the person a fish-like odour. Such people should eliminate all foods containing choline including eggs, fish, chicken, and legumes (peas and beans) to avoid embarrassment.

Here’s what you can do! 

A little extra hygiene helps. Scrubbing in the armpits, groin, and feet areas is essential in removing the sweat and reducing the number of bacteria thriving upon those areas. However, one has to remember that hygiene is not always the problem. When no amount of scrubbing or deodorants helps, it has to be a health problem. It can be managed by adding nutrients in your diet such as zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B6. You need to exclude choline-rich foods.

Applying turnip juice or apple cider vinegar to the armpits also helps fight body odour. This is especially for those people who are against using deodorants. A glass of coriander juice will also help you get rid of unpleasant odour because chlorophyll has a powerful deodorizing effect.

So, come on, eat the right foods so that you no more have to FRET while you SWEAT. Moreover, you can move around without worrying about disgusting someone or being embarrassed yourself!

ANJALI MUKERJEE, Nutritionist, Founder Director-Health Total, having health centers in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune -manages obesity & other health related disorders.
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August 31, 2016

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