Avoid Spicy Food
Sriracha, ginger, chile peppers — these add a spicy kick to dishes, but they also set off your sweat glands. “On a cellular and sensory level, our nerves don’t differentiate between hot peppers and hot temperatures,” says Moon. “The rise in internal temperature caused by hot spices triggers the body to sweat to cool itself down.” Peppers are the biggest sweat inducers. “The main active ingredient in spicy peppers is capsaicin, which sends the same message as a hot beverage,” says Moon. “This sense of chemical warmth results in the same physical reactions to heat: widening blood vessels, flushing, and sweating.” On a sweaty day, dive your food a flavor upgrade with herbs or citrus zest, which won’t heat you up.
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