And here you thought it was your looks that attracted women. According to this new study it's all in your diet.
According to this study, women preferred the smell of sweaty men that eat high amounts of produce over those that eat more refined carbs.
Researchers divvied up 43 men and 9 women according to gender and after testing the men's diet using a skin test, the researchers had these men jump on a treadmill and then had these women sniff their sweaty post-workout tee.
Interestingly enough, the women apparently preferred the body odor of the men who ate lots of fruits and veggies opposed to those that wreaked of carbohydrates.
"We've known for a while that odor is an important component of attractiveness, especially for women," Ian Stephen, a professor of evolution, genetics, and psychology at Macquarie University in Australia and an author on the study, told NPR.