Why are Vegan Men Considered More Attractive? I said “considered”, I didn’t claim this as an absolute truth, lol. However, now that I got your attention, let’s explore this further, because there are some reasons for this claim.
When you surf on the net you may read this here and there, “vegan men are more attractive.” Well, I noticed it, and it caught my interest. If I see this claim everywhere, then I have to get to the bottom of this, and so, here’s what I found.
Scientists Checked it Out
The attraction turned out not to be based on looks, but rather on other factors.
During an experiment in Prague, a group of men was placed on different diets. For the first two weeks they had a meat diet, and during the following two weeks they were fed a plant-based diet. So, in other words, first you had the meat and potato men and after that they were turned into fruit and vegetable men 😉
After every two weeks, women were asked how attractive they found the men’s scent.
These women didn’t know when those men had a vegan or a meat-based diet, but they all said that the guys who had been placed on a meat diet smelled too intense and not so attractive. When the second two weeks were over, the women described the scent of the fruit and vegetable men as pleasant and more attractive.
So, there you have it, here’s one reason. 😉
What about Looks?
In my article Fun Facts about Vegans I mentioned that I explored some vegan dating sites, and that I was blown away by the amount of older men who looked so much younger. So, here’s another reason why vegan men are considered more attractive.
A good example would be Bryan Adams, 80s rocker who has been vegan for over 30 years. He is now in his sixties and he looks great, he has a wonderful, youthful appearance.
Sometimes I see these blogs where it is claimed that vegans have saggy skin and therefore look “much older”, because we ingest less collagen. However, there are plenty of plant-based foods that contain vitamins which also contribute to healthy, young skin, and as a vegan you consume them on a regular basis – providing that you eat a healthy, balanced diet.
For example, vitamin C is a strong antioxidant and it promotes radiant skin and helps blemishes heal. Green tea is also great for younger skin. There are several vitamins that are good for your skin.
Yeah OK, but isn’t a veggie diet “less manly”? Come on now, real men flip the burger at the barbecue, don’t they? What about the protein for the “manly muscle”?
Stereotypes, but let’s look at this too.
Muscles from Brussels Sprouts?
Testosterone is manly, right? I mean, this couldn’t get more manly 😉 Well, surprise surprise, a plant-based diet increases levels of testosterone. Vegan men have 13% higher concentration of testosterone. So, the argument of eating a plant-based diet not being “manly” just evaporated into the air. Go, Popeye!
Isn’t a high level of testosterone bad, though? It leads to higher levels of IGF-I, which is a risk factor for cancer. According to a scientific report, however, vegan men have 9% percent lower IGF-I levels than meat eaters. There, one more point for Popeye 😉
So, what are you waiting for? Ditch the eggs and bacon and have a delicious smoothie or a yummy tofu breakfast scramble.
Still not sure?
There are many vegan athletes and bodybuilders who have won several competitions. In 2013, Patrick Baboumian was voted the strongest man in the world. He is vegan.
Arnold Schwarzenegger also advocates a plant-based diet. The former professional bodybuilder follows a mostly-vegan diet with eggs being the only non-vegan items on his menu.
Remember, gorillas are some incredibly strong animals, pure muscle and strength – they eat plants. 🙂
You Can Eat Plants and Still Look Hot
And these bodybuilders (and the gorilla) takes me to my next point: vegan men are more fit. In another scientific study when BMI of vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters was compared, all were overweight, except for the vegans.
And it’s not like you’ll turn into a scrawny guy when you go on a vegan diet.
These guys here are no bodybuilders: Leonardo di Caprio, Jared Leto, Brad Pitt, Joaquin Phoenix, Will.i.am, and Mike Tyson; all of them are vegan. They look hot (in my humble, womanly opinion 😉 ) and there is nothing scrawny about them at all.
Still not sure? OK, let’s dig a little deeper. Vegan men have less erectile dysfunction. Well, in case you weren’t convinced yet, we’re tackling this topic too now 😉
Erectile dysfunction is – in most cases – a symptom of heart disease. Men over 40 who experience ED have 50x risk of a cardiac event. ED basically manifests itself because of inflamed, clogged, and/or crippled arteries, which is similar for heart disease.
So, you guessed correctly, men who follow a plant-based diet have a much lower risk of erectile dysfunction and heart disease.
Years ago, a plant-based diet was considered “not manly enough”, but fortunately that way of thinking has changed now. You don’t need to be a meat and potato man to conquer your woman; a fruit and vegetable man can gather his woman just as well, and with Erectile Dysfunction out of the way and a more attractive scent, what can she complain about? 😉
Here’s a little poem from me :-).
You want to get a date
Instead of popping those mints in your mouth
To hide the smell of the grouse
Or bacon, chops, or steak
Have a Portobello burger and make a clean break
And before you lean in for that kiss
Make sure the meat is amiss