This Just In: Vegetarians Smell Better
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.