Excessive sweating is embarrassing. Stains on your clothes. Dampness all the time. Bad smells, even if you just showered. It’s a pain. Besides going to the doctor, there are some things you can do at home that can potentially alleviate some of your symptoms.
Your diet can be your medicine. The food we ingest can help (or harm) us. So many of the foods we eat are filled with vitamins and nutrients that can help heal our bodies and keep us thriving.
When you eat foods that are harder to break down, your internal body temperature rises, which can make you sweat more. It’s a good idea to eat foods that ease digestion. We want to share with you some foods that help reduce excessive sweating:
- Water – Water helps keep your body cooler, so your body isn’t working hard to lower its internal temperature through sweating.
- Fruits and vegetables – Choose to eat fruit and vegetables that are also loaded with water such as broccoli, grapes, watermelon, cauliflower, peppers, and spinach.
- Calcium – Calcium helps regulate body temperature, so enjoy some cheese and milk!
- Olive oil – It helps your body digest better so your body temperature won’t spike.
- Magnesium – Magnesium-rich foods such as almonds, pumpkins, and soy beans improve digestion.
- Oats – Oats are digested quickly so your body doesn’t have to work hard.
- Bananas – Bananas are loaded with potassium which is an electrolyte that helps keep you hydrated.
- Green tea, whey protein, and sweet potatoes – These foods help calm the nervous system, which can help keep sweat away.
Food cannot completely solve your excessive sweating problems, especially if you have hyperhidrosis, but it can calm down some of your symptoms. Don’t live with your extra sweat any longer! Dr. Peter Mikhail is a hyperhidrosis physician and surgeon in New Port Richey, Florida. To book a consult, click our Tampa hyperhidrosis contact page or call 727-312-4844. Dr. Mikhail treats patients in the Tampa and Clearwater area.