Never eat these foods when you go to the sauna!

Anyone who goes to the sauna with a plume of garlic is not giving their sweating fellow human beings much pleasure. But other foods also cause unpleasant odors from the body after consumption, and for hours afterwards. In this article we explain which foods you should avoid.

Odor nuisance in the sauna

Sauna relaxes body and mind. Both beginners and advanced seek out the heat booth to relax. The heat boosts the immune system. Heavy sweating is good for your health, but it can have an undesirable side effect. This is especially true for the consumption of certain foods. After all, people also excrete the nutrition they have consumed through their pores. This is a normal metabolic process. However, this can be associated with disadvantages if sauna-goers enjoy certain foods, such as garlic, before heading to a sauna. In addition, other foods exist that, in combination with heat, cause a strong odor during sweating. This creates an unpleasant odor in the sauna, which can be annoying for the other guests.

Foods that are unsuitable immediately before a sauna session

Garlic is not the only undesirable food that annoys other sauna guests due to its vapors. Onions smell just as strongly when they are excreted through the pores. Therefore, sauna-goers should refrain from the two healthy tubers already one day before taking a sauna. To be aware of the importance of this considerate behavior, it is worth thinking about your own likes and dislikes. After all, you would equally turn up your nose if another guest next to you smelled strongly of garlic and onions. Greasy foods like fries or burgers cause equally strong, nuisance odors.

These foods make us stink

Like the human body, food has a unique chemical composition. Our body breaks down food into its smallest parts when we eat or drink it. This chemical reaction is also accompanied by odors. The following foods have a reputation for emitting a strong odor when eaten.

  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Chili
  • Curry spices
  • Pepper
  • Red meat
  • Vinegar
  • Mold cheese
  • Cabbage
  • Radish
  • fermented dairy products
  • marinated fish
  • Hydrogenated oils


Odor nuisance with alcohol

Alcohol further belongs to the undesirable drinks. It is of secondary importance how high the percentage of alcohol content was. The only decisive factor is whether you go to the sauna the next day. Since alcohol is excreted from the body with the help of an intense sweating process, it forms a strong odor on the skin during this process. For your seat neighbor, this scent can be very unpleasant. This is especially true if they are sitting next to people who do not consume alcohol at all.

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