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What are the meat sweats?

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25 Oct 2016 - General
 

 

Though they’re said to be real, the meat sweats are more of an old wives’ tale than they are a medical malady. Regardless, it is hypothesized that the combination of increasing amounts of adrenaline and protein cause the body to increase in temperature and subsequently cause an eater to sweat… profusely. The meat sweat rumors are kept alive mostly by competitive eaters.When you’re really packing down ribs or wings you just start sweating. It’s a scientific thing.” What is likely happening to You and others who are wolfing down meat is that the combined adrenaline and protein consumption are causing a surge that leads to perspiration. But the scientific evidence does not show that meat sweats are a real thing.

Habiba Twakkol thanks for posting this topic. it's interesting

Mark Edmon Tan Yup, that makes sense too. Thanks for adding in. But I have a question. Since meat sweats are sort of immediate during a meal therefore I inferred that the heat came from the digestion stage but not the excretion stage which takes a while (d...
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Cool to see this term called meat sweats. It is the first time I have ever seen it too. There have been a lot of theories posted here and I would like to chime in too. I am basing the theory on the biochemical property of protein. Protein contains nitrogen which has to be excreted by the body immediately as a waste substance in the form of urea. Water is needed to flush out urea and its main excretion is through the urine. We have not entertained the idea though that it can also be excreted thro...
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There are some theories regarding the meat sweats. One, due to the high salt content in many cured meats – your body sweating more in an effort to expel the extra sodium. Two, the pure adrenaline experienced while eating another formerly living creature.

Most likely though, since meat contains high level of proteins and fats, which leads to high exothermic reaction as compared to carbohydrates and other nutrients. Thus, as your body works to breakdown a meal, it ...
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Ohhh I'd love to have some meat sweats right now. Lol

I'm more of a savory person more than a sweets kind of person, contrary to what most girls would prefer. I'd rather have wings and steak than a bar of chocolate. When you scarf down all that protein and you just can't stop and think "Life is good. Food is life.", you just begin to intensify all that eating and in the middle of intense mouth watering, savory goodness, you just passionately sweat. It's rea...
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It is not common term among health care professionals and I have read it for the first time. After carrying out research about it I come to know that meat sweat is a large amount of sweat produced after eating any type of meat. Medically it is an unsubstantiated phenomenon in which protein based perspiration occur after eating a huge amount of animal’s flesh that may be overeaten in few cases. Although too much sweating is unpleasant but it is considered as pride for having a huge capacity to ea...
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It is not common term among health care professionals and I have read it for the first time. After carrying out research about it I come to know that meat sweat is a large amount of sweat produced after eating any type of meat. Medically it is an unsubstantiated phenomenon in which protein based perspiration occur after eating a huge amount of animal’s flesh that may be overeaten in few cases. Although too much sweating is unpleasant but it is considered as pride for having a huge capacity to ea...
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Sweating is usually a physiological response to cool down the hot body temperature. If eating or drinking a specific food raises your body temperature, then your body will try to cool itself with sweating. I am also not sure about the link between eating meat and sweating. I presume it might be a collateral effect such as the hot meat or the spices itself. For instance, it is well known that eating spicy food is usually linked with sweating. Chilli and peppers are the main ingredient used to mak...
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