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Here's The One Thing You Should Eat To Smell Sexier To Women

This could be a total game-changer...
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Sorry my dudes, but gorging on a massive porterhouse with a side of bacon at the steak house may be tasty as hell, but it won't necessarily make you more attractive to women.

While meat is undeniably awesome, turns out that eating your veggies could actually help you score on the dating scene by changing your body chemistry. 

A recent study determined that men with fruit and vegetable-rich diets smelled downright irresistible to the fairer sex.

The worst odors came from men who ate loads of refined carbohydrates like white bread and pasta. But hey, tell that to all the girls out there who can't stop posting pics of ramen on Instagram, right?

 "We've known for a while that odor is an important component of attractiveness, especially for women," lead researcher Ian Stephen of Macquarie University in Australia told NPR.

"From an evolutionary perspective, scientists say our sweat can help signal our health status and could possibly play a role in helping to attract a mate," NPR added.

Stephen and his team arrived at this conclusion by recruiting a group of young, healthy men, having them exercise wearing T-shirts and then having a group of women sniff said shirts and rank them on attractiveness.

"We asked the women to rate how much they liked it, how floral, how fruity," Stephen explained of his methods.

The results were undeniable. "Women basically found that men who ate more vegetables smelled nicer," Stephen said.

This backs up a study from 2006 that found men who ate vegetarian diets smelled better to women.

Duly noted, but we're still not going vegan anytime soon.

h/t The Cut