Eating These Foods You Make More Sexually Attractive
You know eating a healthy diet makes you feel attractive. You may have even noticed a few differences in your look, like shinier hair, clearer skin, or even stronger, faster-growing fingernails.
Might there be assured foods that are especially good at boosting your overall attractiveness, though? According to research, there really are—and the findings may revelation you!
1. Raw Garlic
When it comes to your love life, the impact of your diet could go beyond having a little extra pounds around the waist—what you eat may also influence how pleasing your body smells to members of the opposite sex. Scientists have long observed such a link in animal research—female salamanders are attracted to males that eat nutrient-rich diets, for example—and something similar may be true in humans, some preliminary studies suggest.
In a series of experiments published in 2016 in Appetite, 42 men snacked on raw garlic or swallowed garlic capsules, then wore cotton pads under their armpits for 12 hours. The same men also donated pads after wearing them on a garlic-free diet. The pungent samples were later evaluated by 14 women, who collectively rated the body odor of garlic eaters as more pleasant, attractive and masculine compared with that of men who did not ingest any garlic. The men needed to eat at least four cloves or one 1,000-milligram garlic-extract capsule to have a measurable result.
Because garlic enhances levels of antioxidants in the body and kills injurious bacteria, it could change the way our sweat smells, signaling healthiness to potential mates, the researchers hypothesize. “Women may also use cues in body odor to find a partner who can secure quality food,” says ethologist Jitka Fialová of Charles University in Prague, the study’s lead author.
Garlic is not the only food that might boost a man’s sex request.
For a 2016 study published in Evolution and Human Behavior, psychologists at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, had several women rate the smell of T-shirts worn by 43 men for 24 hours.
The men filled out questionnaires about the foods they ate, and researchers measured the yellowness of the men’s skin to gauge their use of carotenoids—pigments found in veggies and fruits such as pumpkins, carrots or apricots. Previous studies have found that carotenoid-induced yellowish skin is more visually attractive to potential partners—at least among Caucasians. In this study, the women reported the scent of men who indulged in carotenoid-rich foods to be fruity, sweet and particularly pleasant. These findings, too, could be explained by our evolved skills for finding healthy partners because low plasma carotenoid levels are associated with infection and greater mortality.
You know eating a healthy diet makes you feel improved. You may have even noticed a few differences in your appearance, like shinier hair, clearer skin, or even stronger, faster-growing fingernails.
Might there be certain foods that are especially good at boosting your overall good looks, though? According to research, there really are—and the findings may surprise you!
2. Carrots Give You a Healthier Glow Than the Sun!
People with that golden glow tend to gather a few more glances from the opposite sex. To get that natural color, turns out you don’t have to risk your skin’s health by baking in the sun—foods that contain those naturally orange compounds known as “carotenoids” do a better “tanning” job for you!
Research from the University of Nottingham reported in 2011 that eating foods rich in carotenoids gives you a healthier glow than the sun does. Lead author Dr. Ian Stephen and colleagues used a device called a “spectrophotometer” to measure changes in skin color caused by:
levels of carotenoids in the bloodlevels of melanin levels in the skin—which add to after sun exposure and create pigment.
He then created a computer program that allowed viewers to adjust either level to make themselves as attractive as possible. They all choose to increase carotenoid levels more than melanin levels.
Next, Dr. Stephen analyzed skin tones to conclude whether the golden glow was due to carotenoid or melanin levels. Results showed:
Overall, a healthy golden glow was linked with attractiveness.
People who eat more fruits and veggies rich in carotenoids have a more golden skin color.
Participants wanting their images to appear more attractive were more likely to adjust carotenoid levels than melanin levels—presentation the golden glow from food was considered more attractive than sun-produced tans.
3. Papaya Makes You Look Less Wrinkled
Papaya and other foods high in vitamin C may help you come into view less wrinkled. A 2007 study used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to examine any associations between nutrient intakes and skin aging in over 4,000 women. Dermatologists actually examined skin, defining aging as having a wrinkled appearance, dryness, and skin atrophy.
Results showed that a higher intake of vitamin C was associated with a lower likelihood of having a wrinkled look. This was true regardless of the person’s age, race, or sunlight exposure. More specifically, just a one-unit increase in intake of vitamin C was associated with an 11 percent reduction in the odds of a wrinkled appearance, and a seven percent reduction in dryness.
4. Green Beans Give You Strong, Silky Hair
Green beans are rich in a mineral called “silicon” (or “silica,” not to be confused with silicone, a synthetic compound) that is significant for healthy cartilage, bones, skin, hair, and nails. It helps the body absorb calcium, and has shown in some studies to help lower the risk of osteoporosis. Silicon is also significant in helping to strengthen connective tissues like collagen, which support hair strength and thickness.
According to NYU Langone Medical Center, silicon is “found in protein complex that include glycosaminoglycans. These substances are essential for healthy bone, nails, hair and skin.” A 2007 study found that women with fine hair who took 10 mg of silicon a day had hair that was more elastic and less likely to break, and were more likely to have thicker hair than those who didn’t.
Double down on the marinara to protect your manhood. Men who eat over 10 servings of tomatoes each week have an 18 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancer — the result of lycopene, an antioxidant which fights off toxins that can cause DNA and cell damage — a study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention found. A previous study found the garden vegetable could also get better sperm morphology (shape); men with the highest tomato intake contributed to between 8 and 10 per cent more ‘normal’ sperm.
6. SERRANO CHILIS
Some like it hot, and the guys that do tend to be more virile, or so suggests a recent study by French researchers. They found that men who eat the most spicy foods tend to have top testosterone levels than those with milder palates. Study authors attribute the T-boosting effects in part to capsaicin, a compound in chilies that previous research has associated with increased testosterone levels. Seriously spicy serrano peppers are also packed with quercetin, a nutrient shown to boost testosterone levels in the body by reducing the amount that’s or else flushed out by the kidneys.