7 Foods to Help You Smell and Taste Better
Time to ditch that perfume bottle and pick up a celery juice!
The way you smell is heavily influenced by your diet. So if a shower simply isn't cutting it, it's time to look within. Eating the right foods can turn someone on, or gross someone out! Here are 7 foods to bring all the boys, girls... or both to your yard!
1 | Celery
As a diuretic and liver stimulator, celery has the ability to fight odor by eliminating toxins in your body. Every stalk of celery contains androstenone and androstenol, the pheremones that attract female mammals. Who knew celery was an aphrodisiac?!
2 | Fresh Herbs
Fresh herbs like parsley, basil, mint, sage, rosemary and thyme can help fight bad breath by releasing their natural oils. Plus, some of them have powerful antibacterial properties which help get to the root of the problem beyond just masking the odor.
3 | Pineapple
If you are what you eat, eating pineapple must make you sweet and delicious! ;) For men, the acids in pineapple can help cut down on the bitter taste of semen, as well as skew the pH and enhance fructose and glucose already present in semen. For women, it works in a similar way if you drink a good sized glass of pineapple juice a couple of hours before... the deed... it can help make your bodily fluids taste and even smell better!
4 | Probiotic Yogurt
Probiotic yogurt is a bad-breath neutralizer. When the yogurt contains live active cultures, it can lower the amount of odor-causing compounds plus it has vitamin D which fights mouth bacteria. BONUS: probiotics help with digestion and excessive gas, and can even make your farts smell better!
5 | Chlorophyll
Chlorophyll can actually deodorize from the inside out by flushing out toxins and heavy metals from our system. People who regularly ingest chlorophyll may not even need deodorant, as it cleanses and rebuilds red blood cells and keeps your sweat smelling sweet!
6 | Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar kills bacteria which can cause unpleasant body odors. You can dilute it and drink it, or apply it topically. Apple cider vinegar can also fight yeast infections (which are often accompanied by unpleasant odors) by rebalancing the friendly gut flora in your intestines while killing off toxic yeast.
7 | Ginger
Ginger helps settle upset stomach, which is sometimes the root of halitosis. It's also high in antioxidants which help the body release and eliminate toxins. Ginger also helps the body produce sweat, so toxins can be eliminated through your skin. If you have a lot of toxins built up, you may see an increase in body odor temporarily during the elimination process. It's normal!
Try these remedies at home and let us know how it works! Too busy to DIY? Click on any photo above to view products. Smell good, feel good! Still have questions? Contact us! We're here to help.
More Tips & Tricks | For Smelling Sweet!
Your skin is the largest detoxifying organ in your body. Brushing your body with a natural bristled brush is a powerful way to enhance the detoxification process and speed up the release of unpleasant odors. It will also help stimulate your lymphatic system and improve circulation. Always brush in circular motions toward the heart!
Staying hydrated is essential to the body's overall health, and definitely contributes to how you smell! If you have dark colored urine with an unpleasant smell, you need to drink more water! Healthy urine should be clear or very light yellow. Dehydration can also cause bad breath due to the reduced saliva production in the mouth, which can lead to excess growth of bacteria that produces the bad odor. Try drinking half your body weight in ounces of water per day to kick the stink!
STRESS LESS, SMELL BETTER
Yes, stress sweat is a thing. Triggered by emotional responses, stress sweat (made of proteins and fats) combines with bacteria to make a particularly pungent odor. So when you're feeling stressed take a break, a nap, a walk, blast your favorite music, meditate or whatever brings you back to your center. Remind yourself you're awesome, amazing, beautiful and you can do anything (it's true)! Feel good, smell good! 💚