This Just In: Vegetarians Smell Better

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Posted February 6, 2007 by Marta Holmberg

We all know that vegetarians and vegans are healthier and smarter. Now, there’s evidence to suggest that us meat-free folks smell better than death-eaters too. (Harry Potter anyone?) That’s right—not only does eating meat lead to cancer and heart disease, but it also makes you smell like, well, rotting flesh. Eeewwwwwww!

According to a study on the “effect of meat consumption on body odor attractiveness” published by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health …

Results of repeated measures analysis of variance showed that the odor of donors when on the nonmeat diet was judged as significantly more attractive, more pleasant, and less intense. This suggests that red meat consumption has a negative impact on perceived body odor hedonicity.

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So if you aren’t convinced by the fact that going vegetarian can save 100 animals a year, do it so you won’t smell like shit.

I guess it’s true what they say: You are what you eat.

Noah

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  • 2306 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My boyfriends (as in, the boyfriends I’ve had in my life, not multiple at one time) always said I smell good, even when I’m not wearing any fragrance spray or lotions… and many of my meat-eating friends have told me I smell…different, but in a good way.

  • 2794 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Well i was a vegeterian for six months, but some days i just need meat like today i crave it so badly….

  • 2910 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    ive noticed that prob. at school when they dont serve tofu fried rice.it smells like butt.EEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2976 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think that’s sooooooooo true! Ever since I turned vegetarian, I’ve noticed I don’t need to wear perfume and I also noticed how my family, (who are ALL meat-eaters), smell very different.
    GO PETA!

  • 2992 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    hey hey
    i unno about this meat eaters smelling worse
    cause though i am a vegetarian i know some meat eaters who smell really nice and they dont wear perfume
    . . .
    she just smells nice

  • 3001 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    look i hateeeeeeeeee meat i think it is sooooooooooooooo descusting and sooo yea well g2g n remaember NO FURRRRRRRR or LESS ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 3003 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    haha. I gotta show my boyfriend this..
    he’s a meat eater. Maybe it will change his mind.

  • 3005 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Dat’s a fat meat-eatin lie. And I’m proud of my ammonium-chloride-like pheromones. It drives the females sooo wild. Or unconscious, so I take’em to bed easier. Also, I make the best vegburger and vegsnacks recipes. They love them too. VegKibbe, vegmeatloaf, vegnuggets, vegham paté, even vegNutella. Veg’em all. A carnivore couldn’t tell them from the “real” thing. Maybe one day I share them (the recipes, duh.)

  • 3005 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This makes me so happy too! Especially since I work with the biggest,most obstinate carnivores on the planet. Yay for feeling like less of a minority :)

  • 3006 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    dudes and dudettes, that’s a sick-tight story: short and sweet! well done Noah! kudos.

  • 3006 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    HeHe Thats FUNNY! We rock we smell better!GO US NON-MEAT EATERS!:)

  • 3007 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    hahahahaha, that’s so awesome! I’m going to tell everyone in my family that they smell bad. 😀

  • 3007 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’ve noticed that in myself, too, since going vegetarian and vegan. The most interesting thing about this post for me, though, was the link to the ‘Vegetarians are more intelligent” article! i printed it out.

  • 3007 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My boyfriend smells much better than any other guy I’ve been with. It must be True !

  • 3007 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Cool!I thought about this a few weeks ago and I don’t believe it’s here, black on white!I’m really proud being a vegetarian! 😀 😀 😀

  • Kyr

    3007 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    So glad this was written, as it is oh-so-true. Also (and this may be censored out), being vegetarian effects your uhm… taste. So boys and girls should all do their partner a favor, and ditch the meat.

  • mo

    3008 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Now see I thought I was crazy because I could swear I could smell an odor from my meat-eating friends. I’m not a nut. Well, at least not about this!

  • 3008 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Well, PatrickTuttlejr missed the point of this. They placed people on various diets, vegetarian being one of the diets; they weren’t pre-existing vegetarians. When on the vegetarian diet for the point of the experiment, the patients’ perceived odors improved.

  • 3008 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have thought this for a very long time, especially when I live in a vegan household and I go and hang out with corpse eaters i really notice it- now it’s been “proven”!

  • Yaz

    3008 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    that is actually pretty cool, i still don’t see why people are still eating meat.

  • 3023 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    yeah!:-) I smell good!!!=D

  • 3025 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    if were are what we eat then i must be a cucumber.
    well…thats better then being a random piece of cow

  • 3026 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    No joke. My roommate is a smelly, smelly chick. And, of course, she eats more meat than a six-person family.

  • 3027 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    LOL!!! hahahahaha
    This is so funny!! that’s true cause now that I’m thinking about it, I don’t even need to use perfume or anything like that…
    :]

  • 3030 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Its great that you’re vegetarian Nikki,
    now you just need to learn how to spell it.

  • 3030 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    wow, that actually made me so proud to be vegitarian.
    haha and the wang part made me laugh
    yeeeeah Peta!

  • 3030 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    thats basically, really funny.
    :]
    go PETA.
    thats basically, really funny.
    :]
    go PETA.
    <3

  • 3031 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    haha this made me giggle “limp wang” hahaha

  • 3031 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    hahaha, i was thinking about this the other day! i was like, “i bet eating meat makes you stink.”
    :] hahaha, i was thinking about this the other day! i was like, “i bet eating meat makes you stink.”
    :] <3

  • 3031 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I agree with this post at 100%))))

  • 3031 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Hahahahaha,wow. Yay!:) Go peta
    Hahahahaha,wow. Yay!:) Go peta<3.

  • 3031 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am a Vegetarian and proud of it.
    however bad meat might make you smell, all of the bean protein and other meat substitutes def. give their distinctive oder too.

  • 3031 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    haha
    thats so kewl:]
    i smell better than carnivores!
    😀
    p.s. I like the nose pic.

  • 3032 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Haha, this ultimately cheered up my day. First the nose with the pointer, then that wang comment, and perfect point: do it so you won’t smell like shit.
    Rock on, Noah.

  • 3032 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s actually pretty funny!

  • 3032 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Perhaps the fact that we smell better and are smarter and more civilized is WHY we eat vegitables?

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