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Snack and Sniff: Food and Body Odor Quiz
by Staff
You are what you eat. And maybe you smell like it, too. Test what you know about what causes body odor, including how what's on the menu may affect how you smell.

How many types of sweat glands are in your skin?

  • one
  • two
  • three

Which type of sweat gland causes body odor?

  • sebaceous
  • eccrine
  • apocrine

Where are the apocrine sweat glands located?

  • the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet
  • your forehead
  • along your spine
  • your underarms, around your navel and near your genitals and breasts

How old are you when your apocrine glands develop?

  • at birth
  • at age 10
  • at puberty

What do the eccrine glands produce?

  • water and fat
  • water and salt
  • water and protein

True or false: The more red meat you eat, the more you stink.

  • true
  • false

True or false: The more red meat you eat, the greater your risk of dying.

  • true
  • false

Which of the following foods are generally considered to be body odor-causing culprits?

  • curries
  • onions
  • garlic
  • all of the above

According to alternative health practices, what causes body odor?

  • enzymes
  • toxins
  • misaligned chakras

What is undigested food known as in ayurveda tradition?

  • hyperhydrosis
  • ama
  • pitta