Eating more fruit and vegetables isn’t just good for your health – it may even boost your pulling power when it comes to the opposite sex.
That’s according to a study from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, which claims that getting your daily dose of five different bits of fruit and veg could be the difference between meeting that special someone and striking out.
Apparently, it’s all down to sweat. The study found that women were most attracted to male test subjects that regularly consumed their five-a-day.
Don’t go running for the celery just yet though – the research also revealed that men who ate a diet consisting mainly of fat, meat, egg and tofu also had better-smelling sweat that an individual indulging in a carb-heavy diet.
“We’ve known for a while that odor is an important component of attractiveness, especially for women,” study researcher Ian Stephen told NPR. “Women basically found that men who ate more vegetables smelled nicer.”
The results were compiled by scientists using a special tool that assesses the average individual’s diet by flashing a light on their skin.
Those that consumed more fruit and veg were found to boast a yellower, carotenoid-rich skin tone, which was found to be more attractive to the opposite sex.
It might be time to ditch the sandwiches and pizzas for a fruit salad and a vegetable risotto. Then again, you might just want to take your chances with the carbs.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.