May 13, 24


As the summer season approaches, we begin to break a sweat… So, we thought we’d share some tips on how to tackle body odour.

You might already know how food affects things like your breath. But did you know it can also affect your sweat glands? According to some studies it’s not just genetics and cleaning habits, but the food we eat also has a big part in our body odour. 

Although the extent to which certain foods influence this is yet to be determined, we have an idea of the ones that have the most significant impact.


Red meat is known to release odourless proteins through perspiration, but when in contact with skin bacteria, the odour intensifies. 

Garlic and onion. Not only will they give you bad breath, but when the bacteria of these two gets secreted through our glands and mixes with our skin, it can cause unpleasant odour. 

Cruciferous veggies (such as cauliflower, broccoli…), asparagus, spicy food, and fish contain high levels of sulphuric compounds, which can lead to distinct body odours when excreted through sweat.

Alcohol can also determine body odour. As it gets metabolised into acetic acid, it releases through your skin pores and breath. 

You can read more about it here


Avoiding these foods can be hard (trust us, we know!), but it’s an option for those looking to tackle body odour. For the ultimate solution, we also recommend using AKT's natural deodorant. 

Our unique formula not only tackles smell without blocking your sweat glands, but it also helps you feel dry and fresh. With a range of different scents (or our fragrance-less SC.00), you can also smell great and feel confident all day.


Complimenting your daily diet with using AKT will not only help improve body odour, but it will also elevate your daily rituals and help you perform all day, stress-free.

Written by AKT London