Going meatless isn’t just animal-friendly—it may have olfactory benefits as well. In a 2006 study published in Chemical Senses, women rated vegetarian men’s perspiration samples as overwhelmingly more attractive, as opposed to those who had recently consumed red meat. Because red meat is harder to digest, it leaves behind residue in the digestive tract that eventually mingles with bacteria, and then is released in your sweat. As you may know, there are plenty of health reasons to cut out red meat. But if the vegetarian lifestyle is out of the question, you could cut back on beef by eating more white meat like chicken and turkey.
According to Berkeley Wellness, when you consume alcohol, most of it is metabolized by the liver into acetic acid. However, a bit of that alcohol is released through your sweat and your breath (hence breathalyzers). This smell is worse the more you drink, so if you don’t want that distinctive stale bar smell, limit your imbibing. Here are 17 tips on cutting back on alcohol.