GAR­LIC GETS THE GIRLS

Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - FRONT PAGE -

The b+s team mem­bers who turned up for the Fiona Falkiner cover shoot on Sydney’s Coogee Beach all ad­mit to hav­ing a lit­tle bit of a girl crush on The Big­gest Loser pre­sen­ter now. She’s the gor­geous and gra­cious em­bod­i­ment of that new move­ment of “strong not thin”. An out and proud size 16, Fiona glows with health and talks com­fort­ably about her “wob­bly bits” (see page 4). The rest of our is­sue is ded­i­cated to the fes­tive sea­son – from the con­tro­versy sur­round­ing Sydney’s han­gover clinic (page 6) to our fab health-themed gift guide (page 14) and Christ­mas recipes (page 18). Enjoy!

Gar­lic breath is never a turn-on but ap­par­ently gar­lic-flavoured sweat is a big one.

Re­searchers from the Univer­sity of Stir­ling in Scot­land and Charles Univer­sity in the Czech Repub­lic have re­vealed that the per­spi­ra­tion of men who have eaten gar­lic smells more at­trac­tive to the op­po­site sex than the aroma of blokes wear­ing af­ter­shave.

They say that women may have evolved to pre­fer the pun­gency of gar­lic over fra­grance be­cause the for­mer sug­gests the per­son is healthy. Or it could be that the an­tibac­te­rial prop­er­ties of gar­lic make the armpits smell sweeter by re­duc­ing the amount of mi­crobes caus­ing odours, the re­searchers said.

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