Have you ever wondered if those stinky foods could actually be beneficial to your overall health and wellness? Could onions, garlic, and stinky cheese actually play a vital role in your body? Let’s find out!
Onions are definitely one of the biggest contributors to stinky breath. I am sure we have all heard the tip about not eating anything with garlic or onions in it if you plan to be kissing someone afterward and that is due to the strong odor they can have on your breath. But, if you a weirdo like me, you may say the more the better!
● Onions are a low-calorie food but, packed with fiber, vitamins, and nutrients
● High in vitamin C
● Regulates immune system, tissue repair, production of collagen, and iron absorption
● Heart-healthy food (contains antioxidants, reduces cholesterol, and reduces the risk of heart disease)
● Lowers risk of heart attacks in men by 14%
● Thought to help protect against diabetes and cancer
● May inhibit the growth of tumors
● Control blood sugar levels
● Fights bacteria
● Fiber and prebiotics in onions believed to support digestive health
● Versatile cooking and baking ingredient
Garlic is a widely loved ingredient in recipes in cultures all over the world. This may be a stinky breath food that people may overlook simply because they love it too!
● Protection against vampires (should you believe in that sort of thing)
● Low-calorie food but high in vitamin and nutrients
● Boost immune system
● Reduces blood pressure, risk of heart attack or stroke and cholesterol levels
● Believed to reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
● May increase longevity while decreasing blood pressure and fighting off potentially fatal diseases
● May help reduce exercise-related fatigue
● Thought to help detoxify heavy metals from the blood
Limburger cheese is well-known as being the stinky feet cheese. This is due to the specific aroma of Limburger cheese and how it closely resembles the unfortunate odor of foot fungus. However, if you can get past the smell, this cheese tastes great and even has some health benefits!
● Great source of probiotics
● Provides the body with proteins needed for healthy skin, cartilage, muscles, and blood
The following benefits are broken down under the top three healthiest types of fish. If you have a problem with fishy breath it may be time to invest in some mouthwash because these endless health benefits are worth it!
● Great source of omega-3, EPA, and DHA
● Decreases inflammation
● Reduces the risk of cancer
● Lowers blood pressure
● Improves cell function in the heart
● A high-quality source of protein
● Contains vitamin B-1, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-3, vitamin B-5, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-9, and vitamin B-12
● Contains more potassium than a banana
● Contains selenium which helps support bone health
● Protects the nervous system and brain from inflammation
● Decreases the risk of heart disease
● Weight loss aid and thought to help keep the weight off
● Increases metabolism
● Decreases belly fat
● Reduce depression
● Support brain health in fetus and mother
● Improve memory
● Low in calories, high in vitamins and minerals
● Lean protein
● Great source of vitamin B-12 and vitamin B-6 as well as niacin
● Great source of selenium and phosphorus
● Increases and supports heart health and weight loss
● Low risk of mercury poisoning
● Excellent source of vitamin D
● Contains EPA AND DHA to support heart health and brain health
● Surprisingly helpful for people with Crohn’s disease, arthritis, or other inflammatory conditions
Cabbage isn’t really a stinky food until it is being cooked. However, this stinky food offers a variety of benefits that shouldn’t be overlooked.
● Loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients as well as micronutrients such as riboflavin, iron and vitamin A.
● Excellent source of fiber
● Contains vitamin C
● Believed to support vision health, fight cancer, and reduce the risk of death disease
● Low calories
● Enhances body’s response for healing
● Reduces chronic inflammation
● Improves digestion
● Lower blood pressure
● Lower cholesterol
● Contains notable amounts of vitamin K
It seems that stinky food maybe some of the most beneficial to our overall health and wellness. A lot of benefits have been listed above, much of which involves heart health! Perhaps having temporarily stinky breath is well worth adding these foods to our diets!