Fruit and veg make you sexier!
Eating fruit with “dark” skin, like peaches, nectarines and plums, could improve your skin tone, giving it a subtle tan which boosts your powers of seduction. According to a British study, published in the magazine Evolution and Human Behavior, fruits containing pigments can improve your complexion and make your face more radiant.
Dr. Stephen and his team have established that people who eat more fruit and vegetables a day have a more brilliant skin tone, thanks to substances called carotenoids. Carotenoids are antioxidants which help your body to absorb harmful substances produced by stress and the grind of daily life. Responsible for the red coloration in fruit and vegetables like carrots and tomatoes, they are important for our immune and reproductive systems.
Dr. Stephen explains the results of the study: “We found that, when asked which they preferred out of skin tanned by the sun and skin made brighter by carotenoids, people chose the latter. If you want a healthier, more seductive naturally bronzed skin, you should definitely concentrate on getting a balanced diet rich in fruit and vegetables rather than jumping on sun beds.”
According to scientists, these pigments are powerful antioxidants which have the ability to improve the skin’s appearance as well as making your complexion attractive to those around you. This means these fruits can attract the opposite sex. According to scientists, humans adopt the same strategies as animals in this area, by choosing a healthy partner. According to Professor David Perrett, director of Perception Lab, “It’s something that we share with many difference species, for example the bright yellow of some birds’ beaks and plumage is often a sign showing that male birds are really healthy. In this way, females of that species will prefer mating with the more colourful males who are the most radiant. But our study is the first in which this strategy has been demonstrated among humans”.
Health warnings still struggle to get people to adopt healthy eating habits, “Get your five a day” for example, so perhaps we should actually be emphasising the potential benefits of these foods for the powers of seduction...
- Ian D. Stephen, Vinet Coetzee, David I. Perrett, Evolution and Human Behavior, 23 December 2010
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