What is Really Making You Sweat?
With the sun beaming down and humidity high during the dog days of summer, we are all bound to break a sweat after a long walk outside or a nice day at the beach. Of course, we also work up a sweat when we are working out or doing something strenuous.
We all know perspiration is our body's way of cooling us off. What many of us may not realize is that there are plenty of other factors causing us to sweat.
Believe it or not, what we eat and drink throughout the day are big factors in how much we sweat. If you have found yourself constantly sweating even when the weather is a little milder you are not alone, and it might only take a few little tweaks to your daily diet to combat this.
Consuming products that contain caffeine every day, especially multiple times a day, will definitely have an impact on how much you sweat. This is because caffeine works by getting your body to release adrenaline. Doing this stimulates the body’s nervous system and raises your body’s temperature. While this doesn’t mean that you will break out sweating after only one cup of coffee, it does mean that you should keep an eye on how much caffeine you are taking in, especially if you are having problems controlling how much you sweat.
Even if you are not a coffee or energy drink consumer, there are plenty of heavy foods that can cause you to sweat more. Your digestive system can break most foods down within a day or even within hours, but many processed or fried foods can take several days. Since this is causing your body to work harder, it will also raise your core temperature, leaving you all sweaty. If you are trying to limit how much you sweat, take a hard look at what you are eating.