"In African, Asian, and European study populations, people tend to prefer faces that are yellower in skin tone, an effect caused by eating lots of beta-carotene rich fruits and vegetables. Perrett explains that yellow pigments may be a sign of health, since "when blood supplies are depleted by diseases, fewer carotenoids will be laid down in the skin." Perrett's explanation of the general preference for a healthy-looking mate is nothing you haven't heard before (a partner's illness can harm a fetus or result in faulty genes being passed on), but it's worth noting that not all people put an appearance of health above all else."Read more: http://jezebel.com/5702410/the-surprising-facts-about-whos-hot#ixzz16tgKxONR
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Want People to Think You're Hot?
Then eat your fruits and veggies. From a new book on the science of attractiveness: