One of the foods that can trigger a person’s body odor is fried food, a very popular food among Indonesians. Fries can be easily obtained starting from the ones on the side of the road to the ones found in certain restaurants. Fried itself is a term for snacks whose process is fried and is included in the type of snack that is in great demand. Fries consist of fried bananas, bakwan, tofu, mendoan, fried cassava etc. Not only in Indonesia, in Japan, fried foods such as tempura are very much in demand as well as in western countries such as England, the United States and Belgium which are better known as French fries.
Is it true that fried foods can cause body odor? Fried is one of the foods that can trigger body odor due to the excess fat content that results from the cooking process. Oil that is used repeatedly in the cooking method, also known as used cooking oil, is waste oil that is not healthy. Used cooking oil contains chemical compounds that are carcinogenic or cancer-causing and can cause health problems such as indigestion. Bad digestive disorders will trigger a buildup of bacteria in the body, causing body odor.
In addition, fried seasonings that use spices with a very strong odor such as onions, curry, etc. This is related to the content of spices which have a strong aroma and are difficult to digest, resulting in sulfur gas which is absorbed by the blood and causes bad breath and body odor. The mixture of meat in fried foods will trigger body odor. This is because eating meat takes a long time in the digestive process. Inhibition of the digestive process will result in bad breath, body odor also hinders the process of defecating.
However, some people have a genetic disorder called trimethylaminuria in which the body cannot break down the amino acid trimethylamine. This causes body odor when trimethylamine builds up in the body. Although this condition is rare, if you have any type of body odor, you can try to avoid foods that contain amino acids and precursors. Some other foods that can trigger body odor include eggs, liver, kidneys, seafood, fish oil, milk from cows that eat wheat, peas, beans, soy and soy products, beans, and vegetables from the cabbage family.