Study: Men Who Eat Garlic Are Sexier.

but what if there's another entirely different way to sniff out a mate? And what if that way involves garlic breath?

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Yes, according to a study by the University of Stirling, the way a man smells after eating garlic actually makes him more attractive to the opposite sex!

How did they figure this out? The three-phase process is explained in behavioral science journal, Appetite:

- 42 different men were fed various amounts of garlic.

- Over the span of 12 hours, their body odor was collected with pads, and the men were sniffed by 82 different women.

- The women were surveyed and asked to evaluate the scent of each man, based on pleasantness, attractiveness, and intensity.

men who ate at least 4 cloves of garlic (approximately 12 grams)significantly more pleasant and attractive.

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So, why do scientists believe this was the case?

The team's lead researcher, Dr. Craig Roberts, relates it back to the instinctive way many animal species use diet-associated smells to seek out a 'healthy' mate. Yes, apparently because garlic is a healthy food, the smell of garlic subconsciously has women connecting garlic odor with mate-worthy physical health.

"[The odor of garlic] produces an olfactory marker of good health for the opposite sex to home in on. Previous research indicates that many animal species use diet-associated cues to select mates in good physical condition."

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So what do you guys think? Do you believe this study? Will you start eating more garlic before a date?

Personally, it clears up why I always prefer to spend Saturday nights watching "Beaches" and holding a loaf of warm garlic bread in an unmistakably sexual yet intimate embrace.

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