Scientists finds that sweat of men who had eaten the bulb smelt more attractive to women because it suggests the person is healthy
Scientists found that the sweat of men who had eaten the bulb smelt more attractive to women. The researchers suggested that women might have evolved to prefer the type of smell that eating garlic – which is a highly nutritious food – produces in armpit sweat, because it suggests the person is healthy.
Garlic has antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal properties and studies have suggested it can help reduce the incidence of colds, and even high blood pressure and some cancers.
Or, it could simply be that the antibacterial action of the garlic makes the armpits smell sweeter by reducing the density of the microbes which cause the nasty odours, the researchers from the University of Stirling in Scotland and Charles University in the Czech Republic said.