Scientists: “Vegetarians are Sexier” (vegan chili recipe inside)

I recently came across an article in Psychology Today discussing the attractiveness of vegetarians vs their more carnivorous counterparts.

These scientific results support my own personal, and slightly biased results, however, 12 Scientists and 10 Universities can’t be wrong. 😋

Ready? Let’s get to it.

So… the studies split individuals who volunteered for the study into two groups, (a) vegetarian and (b) non-vegetarian.

They then had each group place cotton collector pads under their armpits each morning.

At the end of each day, the subjects placed their cotton pads into jars for final sniff testing when the trial period was over.

In addition, shifts in the individual’s skin tone were also monitored.

Without knowing which group each test participant was in (veggie/non-veggie), random judges, aka participants from the opposite sex, were selected and asked to sniff the sample jars and then rate them based on certain criteria…

(1) pleasantness
(2) sexual attractiveness
(3) and intensity

These scientists also had random individuals of the opposite sex selected to judge the subject’s attractiveness according to skin tone.

Can you guess who won?
Vegetarians. 👏👏👏

Apparently, vegetarians smell more pleasant, more attractive, and less intense.

Their complexion also tended to be slightly more tan or yellowish, which is generally seen as healthier.

Refer to the chart below.

Vegetarians have a more attractive scent, chart by Hal Herzog

So what does this mean? That’s entirely up to you.

I could cite all the literature that supports that vegetarians are
happier, healthier, live longer, age slower, and are less prone to diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and heart disease, lowers blood pressure, and supports effective weight loss.

I could do that, but I won’t, not today.

I could also tell you all the various forms of vegetarianism, for example, some eat no animal products whatsoever, some eat eggs, some eat fish, some eat dairy..

..but then we’d get too bogged down with the details and get less accomplished and also suffer a bit of boredom. 😴

Heck I’m already bored, ha!

But since I’m on the subject, I discovered that personally, I’m more pescetarian or flexaterian.

Which basically means I eat meat a couple times a month, eggs every day, and I don’t generally eat diary..

..Bonus! This eating style caused me to lose between 20 to 30 lbs.

Cool right!?

Casual reading:  Check out this practical book if you’re interested in becoming more vegetarian without losing athleticism or muscle mass.

Let’s get back on track.

So, here’s my simple rule of thumb.

Be ‘x’ more often than not.

It’s like a golden rule of sorts because it could apply to nearly everything.

But as it applies to our context, “be vegetarian more often than not.”

That’s easy, right?

If you eat meat and dairy 7 days a week, try cutting your meat and dairy intake down to about 4 days a week.

If you eat meat and dairy only 3 times a week, try cutting down your intake to only once per week.

If you’re doing great on the vegetarian front and want a tougher challenge, try cutting out processed bread and pasta more often than not.

Or even try some type of intermittent fasting, which I talk about in my anti-aging book, Fast Diet Secrets, to age slower than your birthday.

Starting to make sense?

Got it, get it, good!

Before I get back to work, I think it would only be fair if I gave you one of my favorite vegetarian dishes that you can make today.

Vegan Chili.  Your grandmother would be jealous.  Preparing a large pot could easily last you a week, or longer if you place it in the freezer. Several friends have even reported losing a substantial amount of weight by eating this on a regular basis.


Vegan Chili,

In a large pot, bundle of sauted chopped carrots first (because carrots take longer to cook down), bundle of chopped celery, then one onion, 3-5 spicy peppers (to taste), chopped zucchini, 1-2 turmeric roots, mushrooms, chopped cauliflower.  Once cooked down, add the following and simmer for 30 minutes:

  1. Add 2-3 large cans of organic tomato puree/chopped tomatoes
  2. Add 3-4 large cans of beans of your choice (black beans, navy beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, chickpeas, or northern white beans)
  3. Add fresh chopped garlic, fresh chopped cilantro, cumin, chili powder, paprika, and cayenne powder to taste

Enjoy! Going back to work,

Stay well and have fun
conquering your day! 😊

Talk Soon. –Tim

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