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Men, Listen Up: Women Like The Smell Of Guys Who Eat A Certain Diet

Your diet can influence your appearance. You knew that. But did you know that what you eat can also impact your body odor and your attractiveness to the opposite sex?
Your diet can influence your appearance. You knew that. But did you know that what you eat can also impact your body odor and your attractiveness to the opposite sex? Source: Lilli Carré for NPR

What we eat can influence more than our waistlines. It turns out, our diets also help determine what we smell like.

A recent study found that women preferred the body odor of men who ate a lot of fruits and vegetables. Whereas men who ate a lot of carbohydrates gave off a smell that was less appealing.

Skeptical? At first, I was, too. I thought this line of inquiry must have been dreamed

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