Friday, May 20, 2005

Use Pink Grapefruits Instead Of Botox To Look Younger

CHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Aging Americans may not need Botox or plastic surgery to stay young – spritzing their bods with pink grapefruit juice may work just as well.

According to new research by the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, the aroma of pink grapefruit can make a woman look six years younger than she really is.

Researcher Dr. Alan Hirsch theorizes the scent may change the looker’s perception of age because it evokes nostalgic memories of childhood breakfasts at home.

From a more scientific standpoint, the smell may stimulate the part of the brain that uses the senses to determine age.

There are some limitations to the research. Dr. Hirsch says the test subjects were all from the Chicago area, so it’s possible that people in other regions may find other scents more age-reducing – like doughnuts or clam chowder.

Also, the scent-based facelifts won’t work if older folks are doing the sniffing, because they have a weaker sense of smell.

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