The study has found that eating fresh produce results in more pleasant-smelling sweat with “floral, fruity, sweet and medicinal” qualities.
“A significant contributor to good health, both in the short and longer term, is a diet rich in fruit and vegetables,” said researchers at Macquarie University.
Their data also revealed that fat, meat, egg and tofu intake was associated with more pleasant smelling sweat, and greater carbohydrate intake with stronger smelling less pleasant sweat.
“The news that eating more vegetables can make you smell better comes as no surprise to anyone in our industry,” said AusVeg spokesperson Shaun Lindhe.
“We already know that consuming the recommended amount of daily serves of vegetables has health and nutritional value, and that eating fresh vegetables is a vital part of a balanced diet, but it’s great that research is continuing to find even more benefits to eating veggies.”
“This research comes on the back of a study in 2015 which found that vegetables help to make your skin look great – so between the nutritional, aesthetic, olfactory and taste benefits, there are myriad reasons to load up your plate with fresh Australian vegetables.”