Some foods and beverages encourage the body to sweat more:
Garlic and onion – these also make body odor worse, as do strong spices like curry.
Processed foods – they just put more toxins into your body, which will come back out via perspiration.
Foods that help reduce sweating and odor:
Drinking lots of water keeps your internal body temperature lower.
Eating foods with a high water content, like fruits and vegetables, will have the same effect as drinking water.
Tea – tannic acid is a natural astringent (i.e., odor reducer).
Cook with olive oil to encourage digestion – you sweat less when your body doesn’t have to work as hard to move food through the digestive system.
Sage – cook with it or make tea out of it to reduce the activity of your sweat glands over time.
Dietary supplements that reduce sweating:
B vitamins and vitamin C – these encourage the elimination of toxins through the urine instead of through the skin
Magnesium – low magnesium levels contribute to both sweating and body odor. If you don’t get much calcium in your diet, you’ll have to take your magnesium with a calcium supplement or you won’t absorb it very well. Magnesium can also be absorbed through the skin, so another use for the magnesium oil I mentioned earlier is magnesium supplementation.