GARLIC GETS THE GIRLS
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.