Causes of Excessive Sweating: Eating the Wrong Kinds of Food

Author: Elaina Schmelzle

Every day, about 2.5 percent of people all over the world are worried about the problem of sweating too much.  It’s a condition that is experienced by millions of people of different nationalities, gender, lifestyles and ages. Men and women aged between 13 to 62 are still bothered by excessive sweating.  

The condition is common in puberty and for athletic individuals yes, but there are plenty of people who still sweat buckets while sitting in an airconditioned room attending a board meeting or class.

This leads us to ask what could be the causes of excessive sweating and what can we do to address the problem?

As the old saying goes “we are what we eat”.  This still holds true in the case of excessive sweating since it has been proven that people who are affected by this condition should do something to change their eating habits.  Let me explain: sweating is  a natural process wherein the human body flushes out harmful substances or chemicals that we may have ingested.  It’s something that happens 24 hours a day and it’s what keeps our bodies from getting poisoned by what we eat- fatty foods, foods laden with preservatives, rich in sugars, high in caffeine. All of these do nothing but worsen the condition of excessive sweating.

Eating the wrong kinds of food is one of the primary  causes of excessive sweating in majority of hyperhidrosis sufferers. You may not have realized this before,but the more artificial substances you take in means more work for your body, your sweat glands specifically, in order for them to get flushed away. This means that the more fats and oils you take in, the more sweat you are going to produce, and excessive sweating is what you exactly want to avoid.

So What Foods Should You Not Eat Much Of?

After coming to your senses that what you are eating is what’s causing you to sweat profusely you must take the next step of correcting your eating habits. Foods rich in spices not only make you smell bad but they also stimulate the production of tons of sweat.  Sweating while eating spicy food means that your body is regulating it’s internal temperature.  If you want to look nice on that first date, make sure you do not order the chili or anything spicy for that matter.

That being said, it would also be wise to cut down on processed foods or preserved goodies.  Salts and chemicals used in the preparation or packaging of these foods are also harmful to your body.  You would be sweating a lot just to eliminate this from your system, which would again make your problem of excessive sweating more pronounced.  If you want to stop the problem of hyperhidrosis the most important thing that you can do is be conscious of the kinds of food you eat.

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  1. Two Days Of Feeling Totally Hungry after eating and sweating?
    For two days I was sweating at night and after I ate any meal (cereal, chicken, salad) and drinking plenty of liquid—it was if I had not eating for 12 hours. I was totally starving and no matter what I ate, it did not
    curb my hunger. I drank lots and lots of liquids thinking that this would fill me up. Thankfully, it went away—but I want to know what to do if it ever happens again? I’m a female in my 40’s and not menopausal (yet).
    Has anyone ever experienced this? Could it be related to blood suger?


  2. Severe pain all over and sweating after eating anything.?
    Just really severe pains all over my torso area.
    I can barely even stand it right now.
    I’ve also had a lot of sharp chest pains recently.
    I’m not really overweight and i’m a minor.
    It’s not a period issue either.
    I can’t go to the doctor anytime soon so i’m wondering if it could be something serious.


  3. Why did I sweat after eating udong noodles?
    I have a facial sweating problem after eating main meals.
    The sweat drips off my face. Tonights menu udong (wheat) noodles and brocolli with carrot.


    • Google “gustatory sweating”

      If its only with Chinese food it may also be related to MSG if that’s being used (Google “Chinese restaurant syndrome”)


  4. Bulimia and sweating after eating?
    I’m bulimic and have been for a while now, but something I’ve always wondered was whenever I do eat and don’t immediately purge afterwards my body starts to sweat and I get clammy. I just want to know why it’s doing this. Is it because it’s not used to food?


    • Sweety…. Your body needs food to metastasize to create energy when you deprive your body of that energy it sees food as a foreign object and tries to reject it. It will also soon, if it hasn’t already, begin to purge on it’s own removing the food which will cause flu like symptoms. I have been bulimic for 15 years. Even though I have not purged in over 3 years it is like a drug addition, it never leaves you. But 1 thing for sure it will end up taking your life. I was put in the hospital for 4 weeks while my stomach and esophagus bled and almost died 3 times. Once I was out of the dark I stayed in a rehab facility for 6 months dealing with the eating disorder I was 14. Even now I have once a month sessions to deal with this disease. Please take my advice and get help now!!!


  5. After eating breakfast feel giddiness and sweating after one hour?


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