A major dietary study finds that high carb is dangerous and fat is best
This one’s for men who’d like to up their attractiveness to women: what you eat makes a difference. It’s thought that sweat may be a method we use to assess how suitable a potential mate is in terms of genetic relatedness and health status. A small study published in the journal Evolution & Human Behavior looked at the diet of its test subjects and how pleasant their sweat smelled, as judged by a panel of women. The researchers found that greater vegetable and fruit intake was significantly associated with pleasant smelling sweat (more floral, fruity, sweet and medicinal). The study also reported that other dietary data showed that ‘fat, meat, egg and tofu intake was associated with more pleasant smelling sweat, and greater carbohydrate intake with stronger smelling, less pleasant sweat’.