Here’s a weird secret - men need to consume lots of garlic if they want to look more attractive to women!
We know, we know, garlic is icky and makes your breath smell funky but Wired Journal reported that experts have allegedly proven that the onion's little cousin makes men more desirable to women.
In 2015, researchers at the University of Stirling and Prague’s Charles University conducted a study which consisted of 42 men.
They asked them to eat raw garlic, take garlic pills (apparently, there is such a thing), and then stop eating garlic. This continued within a rotation.
Afterwards, the men were told to wear pads in their underarms for about 12 hours in order to collect their odor samples. Sounds weird? Read on.
These samples were brought to 82 women for them to sniff and judge the men’s “attractiveness, masculinity, pleasantries, and intensity.”
Shockingly, they discovered that those who ate garlic and consumed garlic pills were deemed “more significantly attractive” and “less intense” than those who didn't.
Why? The researchers explained that it was the garlic’s antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that probably had a hand in it. These factors allegedly made the men more “pleasant-smelling.”
The source cited that eating garlic may have positive effects on body odor hedonicity (the pleasure derived from it) which they alleged was due to the antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.
It went further: “As the health benefits of garlic consumption include antioxidant, immunostimulant, cardiovascular, bactericidal and anti-cancer effects, it is plausible that human odor preferences have been shaped by sexual selection.”
What do you think, dear readers? Do you think this is true? Do you want to eat more garlic now?
If you do, let us know how it went for you in the comments section below!