The past few days I've been having a problem with excessive underarm odor. Washing doesn't seem to make a difference; neither does antiperspirant. My clothing quickly picks up the odor and retains it.
My activity level hasn't changed. There's no sweat, I'm dry. The only thing that has changed is that I am eating a lot more fruits and vegetables and a lot less meat. (Except beans. I don't like beans and rarely eat them.)
I don't understand.
What's really weird is that it doesn't smell like normal perspiration --- it smells like beans. Barbeque baked beans.
I'm eating more veggies because I've discovered a farmer's market.
It's not really what I, a country girl, would normally think of as a farmer's market - a weekend affair, outdoors, with booths manned by local farmers selling their own produce. It's actually like a large grocery store, indoors, open every day, heaps of produce in huge bins, and they are selling a lot of stuff that couldn't possibly have been grown locally at this time of year.
At the A&P, blueberries are ridiculously expensive, like almost $5 a pint. At the farmer's market, although prices fluctuate, I have been able to get a quart of blueberries for less than $2. Everything is so much cheaper, and so much fresher, and there's a huge variety, some stuff I'd never heard of before.
I've found that what I buy there is ripe, and lasts longer in the refrigerator, possibly because it's handled/bruised less.
Last trip I bought two pints of blueberries, three apples, two oranges, two baby eggplants, a huge bunch of asparagus (about 40 stalks, took me five meals to eat it all), baby bok choy, kale, carrots, two large sweet onions, big brown mushrooms, ruffled tree mushrooms, snow peas, two small zucchini, a cucumber, five little things that look like sweet potatoes or yams, but they're dark red on the outside and creamy white inside, baby spinach, five tomatoes "on the vine", a loaf of poppy seed filled bread, a loaf of chocolate-filled bread, and I've probably left something off that list. My bill came to less than $25.
That was about 10 days ago, and I haven't finished it all yet. I'll have a stir-fry for lunch.
Oh, and in the back they have a polish deli, with pickle barrels! I bought some half-sours. I LOVE half-sours, and they're difficult to find anywhere these days.
Daughter is worried that I'm not getting enough protein, but you really don't need high quality protein (like meat or beans or soy) more than once or twice a week, and I get enough lower quality in the yogurt and cheeses I eat every day.
Seems like with all that chlorophyll I shouldn't smell at all, let alone like barbeque baked beans.
Becs: http://www.yelp.com/biz/route-9-farmers-market-inc-south-amboy. They get crowded after work and on weekends, but reviewers say it's still worth it. There's an excellent Thai restaurant next door.