Forget theaftershave and try eating garlic instead. Scientists found thesweat of men who had eaten the bulb smelt more attractive towomen.
Garlic hasantibiotic, antiviral and antifungal propertiesand studies have suggested it can help reduce the incidence ofcolds, and even high blood pressure and some cancers.
Forthe study, 42 men were asked, in rotation, to eat raw garlic,garlic capsules, or no garlic, and wear pads intheir armpits for 12 hours afterwards, to collectbody odour.
Then,82 women were asked to sniff the odour samples and judge them ontheir pleasantness, attractiveness,masculinity andintensity.
Thebody odour of the men was perceived to be 'significantly moreattractive and less intense' when they had eaten the garlic in bulband capsule form than when they hadn't eaten it.
Itcould simply be that the antibacterial action of the garlic makesthe armpits smell sweeter by reducing the density of the microbeswhich cause the nasty odours, the researchers fromthe University of Stirling in Scotland and Charles University inthe Czech Republic said.