Scent of a Woman: Guys Smell Like What They Eat According to Study

Scent of a Woman: Guys Smell Like What They Eat According to Study

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.

7 Foods to Kick Your Metabolism into Shape

7 Foods to Kick your Metabolism into Shape

Summer bod looking a little lumpier than usual? Do you wish you could have rock hard abs? If you want a six-pack you will want to step away from drinking that six-pack. In fact, 75% of your weight loss goals are going to depend on what you eat.

Here is a list of 7 foods that will kick your metabolism’s ass and give you the body of her dreams.

Meats and Lean Proteins

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Before you pump iron, you need iron in your system. Lean meats such as chicken and fish combat any deficiencies and allow you to burn more calories. Dietary experts recommend at least three servings of iron-rich foods.

Water

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Eggs

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Not just any eggs, but egg whites are especially beneficial in giving your body the amino acids it needs to bust out the extra pounds your body is hanging onto. Egg white omelet, anyone?

Coffee

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Skip the decaf and go for the real stuff. Several studies have pointed to an increased metabolism in caffeinated coffee drinkers up to 16 percent when compared to those that drank decaf. Perhaps, decaf coffee is really covfefe.

Chili peppers

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You may remember one of our prior blogs on boosting your libido. Turns out, chili peppers also boosting your metabolism. A dash of chopped chili peppers adds vitamin c and capsaicin to your diet.

Milk

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Got milk? All kidding aside, downing a glass of milk or a beverage rich in calcium breaks down the fats in your body.

Whole Grains

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A diet rich in whole grains makes your body work harder to break it down. If you are not a fan of oatmeal you can also eat brown rice or whole grain bread. Skip the starchy carbs.

***ALWAYS consult with your physician before starting a new diet or workout plan.***

Scientists Working on Probiotic Beer

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The term “beer gut” is about to take on a new meaning. Well, in a good way if Japanese scientists can make it happen. Currently, a team of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) are developing a brew that will contain probiotics.

You may have heard of probiotics in those annoying commercials with women spooning down yogurt because they are either constipated, have diarrhea or both. Turns out, probiotics do have plenty of benefits for your stomach.

If successful this new beer will contain Lactobacillus paracasei L26 or basically a strain of bacteria first found in the intestines of humans and is known to boost the immune system and break down viruses and toxins.

Remember that yogurt mentioned earlier? The idea for a probiotic was born from a probiotic dairy product that student and researcher Chan Mei Zhi Alcine drank every day. While putting probiotics into beer is a genius idea it comes with challenges. For starters, cultures and bacteria naturally occur and grow in dairy. Beer, on the other hand, contains acids from hops that pretty much prevent an environment where probiotics can thrive and grow.

In fact, it took Ms. Chan around the same time as a full-term pregnancy to birth the right balance for this recipe. The beer will take around a month to make and is expected to have a sour and tart taste with just a 3.5 percent alcohol level.

Currently, there is a patent pending on this beer and if you’re goaded you can finally claim that this beer is actually good for you. No word yet on when vitamin beer will be in the works.

Memorial Day Mouthwatering Ribs Recipe

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It’s Memorial Day Weekend and the kick-off to grill-out season. We have got just the recipe for a rack of ribs that is guaranteed to make you master of the grill.

Ingredients:

2 racks baby back ribs

4 tablespoons rub seasoning of your choice ( I like Plowboys BBQ Bovine Gold)

1/4 cup  yellow mustard

2 cups apple juice

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

Apple  BBQ Sauce:

For the sauce, here is a link to Apple City BBQ Sauce that I’ve personally tried and is pretty kick-ass. Of course, this is depending on how much work you want to put into the sauce or you can purchase two bottles of Stubbs BBQ Sauce.

Directions:

You will want to immediately removed the fatty membrane on the back of your ribs. I have forgotten to remove it once and while it won’t ruin your ribs, it makes it harder to reach the meat.

It’s important to prep both sides of your ribs. Never has the word “slather” been more appropriate for applying your yellow mustard and your rub/seasoning. Next, get your smoker prepped and ready to run. Apple wood is a popular choice for flavor but you are welcome to choose mesquite or any other flavor. Set to indirect smoking and make sure your target temp hovers between 175 and 210. Like a good pot roast, smoking is all about low and slow.

Clear off a large space on your countertops or use a table and place a large sheet of aluminum foil on the surface. Place the prepped ribs bone-side up. Tear off a large piece of aluminum foil and place it on a large working surface. Sprinkle your brown sugar on your ribs and cut the butter into one-inch pats and pour your apple juice evenly over the ribs.

Crumple the aluminum foil so that none of the juices will leak out. Kick up the temperature on your grill/smoker to 225 degrees. Allow to braise at 225 degrees for 2 hours.

Carefully remove your ribs from the grills and place on countertop. Strain out the juices and brush the BBQ sauce making sure to cover all the meat on both sides. Return to your grill and allow to cook another hour or until your meat reaches your desired tenderness.

Forget the Flowers Make Mom a Cocktail this Mother’s Day

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Whether you’re celebrating mom, grandma or your spouse, chances are the women in your life are overdue for a good, stiff drink.

Bahama Mama–     A fitting name for a Mother’s Day cocktail, this sweet drink packs a tropical punch. Ingredients: 1/2 ounce rum, 1/2 ounce coconut rum, 1 ounce fresh pineapple juice, one ounce fresh orange juice, 1/2 ounce grenadine and one cup of ice. Mix ingredients, add crushed ice (half-a-cup) lightly shake in a cocktail shaker for around 10-15 seconds and strain and pour over ice and garnish with an orange slice.
Bellini–       This refreshing take on a mimosa is simple with a nice presentation. You will need 4-5 ounces of Prosecco and 2-3 ounces of fresh peach puree’. Pour Prosecco first into a champagne glass, add the fresh peach puree’ to the top of glass and garnish with a slice of fresh peach. Refreshing, easy and sure to bring a smile to her face.
Mimosa–     You can’t get any easier than this drink. 4-5 ounces of champagne, sparkling white wine or processo. Serve in a champagne glass with a splash of freshly-squeezed orange juice (approximately 2-3 ounces).
The Cosmopolitan or “Cosmo”–     This drink has experienced a surge in popularity because of the hit show, Sex and the City. Thankfully, it’s less complicated than the women on the TV series. You will need 1/2 fresh lime juice, 1 ounce cranberry juice, 1/2 ounce Cointreau and 2 ounces citron vodka. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice and all ingredients. Shake for approximately 15-20 seconds and strain over ice into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon peel but you can simply add a lemon slice.
Rosé Wine Spritzer–     A new twist on an 80s classic drink and outside of cracking open a beer, you can’t get any easier that this cocktail. You will need 4-6 ounces of chilled rosé wine. This is not to be confused with white zinfadel. Add a splash or approximately 2 ounces of ice cold seltzer water and garnish with a slice of lime. Simply serve in a chilled wine glass.
Too much work? Can’t track down a glass or booze in the house? Here is a link for an app called Ibotta offering free mimosas on Mother’s Day.
Cheers!  Happy Mother’s Day! 

3 Ways to Get Six Pack Abs Before Summer

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Summer is coming and there still is time to get those rock-hard abs that you want to sport at the beach. Believe it or not, lurking beneath the surface are washboard abs that are dying to come out—IF you try these workout and diet tips. 

Many men spend countless hours at the gym and still fall short in the abs department. These tips are for guys that have never stepped foot in a gym in the last few months or those that hit it regularly.  

Diet:   Your diet plays a very important role as much as working out on a regular basis. Avoid Ab dietdairy and bring on the lean proteins. Proteins help burn body fat and produces what’s called a thermogenic effect. Experts also tout eating the right KIND of carbs post workout. This includes: steal-cut oatmeal or brown rice. And don’t forget to accompany those lean proteins with two sides of veggies such as spinach or broccoli. Check out these tasty recipes to get started. 

Fat is your friend:   Before you go out and buy a couple of packages of bacon, it’s more
beneficial to eat GOOD fats. Healthy fats can be found in fish (salmon makes a nice lean protein), raw nuts and olive oil. In fact, raw nuts make the perfect midday snack to quell your hunger and olive oil can be easily subbed in place of butter.
Dodge processed foods at all costs. Dietary experts advise doing your grocery shopping on the outside of the aisles since fresh foods such as meats and veggies surround aisles filled with starchy, artificial products.

Do More than Crunches:   Don’t waste your time doing thousands of sit-ups and crunches. Experts recommend 20 minutes of exercises devoted to your core two to three times per week. Our readers found these exercises to be the most effective.  

No one said it was going to be easy, but the good news is men have a much easier time getting those abs to surface and getting them to surface quickly. One great benefit to a strong core is that it elevates every other activity where you would need stamina to perform. 

11 Foods to Boost Your Health and Stamina

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To hell with forbidden fruit. Take a lesson from Popeye and consume these 11 foods to boost your sex drive, metabolism and improve your overall health.

  1. Spinach—The green leafy veggie packs a punch of magnesium that actually helps develop muscles. So yeah, Popeye was onto something. In addition to boosting muscles, spinach helps boost testosterone. 

2. Basil – Get your blood and other organs pumping with this healthy herb that is also said to bring on overall vivication in the ahem, extremities. Given that this herb is Italian, its benefits should come as no surprise.

3. Peppers— Wouldn’t you like to be a pepper? If you are looking to raise your heart rate and increase your testosterone then you may want to EAT a pepper. When the compound in peppers, Capsaicin, hits you it also releases endorphins and can dilate blood vessels. Woot Woot!

4. Flax Seeds– Yes, the words, “flax seed consumption” have rarely been associated with sex but believe it or not, flax seeds are amazing for women and men.

5. Tomato— You say tomato, she ways tomato or you both say….YES ,YES, YES! Doesn’t matter how you pronounce it, lycopene is known to aid in prostate health. Raw or cooked will do the trick.

6. Walnuts and Almonds – Go nuts and increase blood flow and the fatty acids needed to produce hormones for men and women alike.

7. Chia Seeds— Yes, these are the same seeds that are spread on those Chia Pets that they sell at Walgreens. However, they are also delicious on salads and can be sprinkled on virtually anything. Just like walnuts and almonds, they also contain fatty acids to help promote hormone growth.

8. Maca— The Peruvian root is known to boost energy, fertility and your libido for men and women. You can track this root down at most health food stores such as GNC.

9. Garlic— It may not smell that great on your breath, but garlic does amazing things for your immune system and keeps your heart healthy for sexual activity.

10. Celery— The crunchy snack is chock-full of androsterone known for its benefits in promoting masculinity. Sadly, most guys think of this as a diet food for women but it does amazing things for men.

11. Bananas— Yes, you will go bananas when you find out what that this fruit contains Bromelain that is known to kick up your libido.