Put down that cheeseburger and turn off the Xbox. A new study found that what a guy eats may actually change his smell and make him more attractive to the opposite sex.
Turns out, a healthy diet is not just good for your sex drive but is a turn-on for women. The study, conducted by the Department of Psychology Macquarie University in Australia used something called, The skin spectrophotometry measure (CIELab b*) to test what you smelled like based on what you eat.
Basically, you are what you eat and whatever you are eating is seeping out of your pores whether you’re sweating it out in the office, gym or bedroom. Turns out, when guys eat a shit ton of fruits and veggies it leads to pleasant-smelling sweat when compared to guys that chow down on doughy and carb-loaded foods such as lots of bread and pasta.
The male study participants were asked to fork over information about their diets and some sweat—freshly wicked. The guys with the healthier diets had sweat that was described as more floral, seat and even….fruity smelling. Again, this is feedback from women. Guys that also ate meat, egg and other protein sources were part of the better-fragrant group as well. The more carbs you take in, the more guys will stink to women. The study did fail to elaborate on what women thought the carb-eater sweat actually smelled like but you could always ask—or not.
And before you decide to opt out of garlic, it’s your breath that gets it the worst, not your sweat. Wanna smell your best?
Here is a list of recommended foods to add to your daily diet to make your sweat smell sweet:
-Dark, green leafy veggies such as spinach or romaine lettuce (kale if you can stand it), beets and eggplants
-Fruits high in antioxidants such as blueberries, pomegranates, strawberries, oranges, cherries
-Lean proteins such as fish and chicken
And avoid asparagus if you want to keep your urine from smelling. Well, only if you’re not into that kind of thing.