by Michael dEstries
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While we haven’t seen as much of Cloris Leachman since her hilarious turn on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, she has been busy with a number of television and movie projects; most notably as the recurring TV character “Maw Maw” on Raising Hope.

The 84-year-old vegetarian recently explained that switching to the diet forced her to reexamine her eating habits — but that it came with some unexpected benefits.

“I had to relearn how to cook about three different times – you’re from Iowa, there’s all sorts of good stuff and I used to marinate the meat with red wine… then I became vegetarian.”

Leachman also credited the diet with her famous long legs “If you’re a vegetarian, you get very long legs for some reason or other.” And another benefit? “If you don’t eat meat, you don’t smell,” she added. “I don’t ever wear a deodorant.”

Indeed, a paper published in 2006 in the journal “Chemical Senses” found that men who did not consume meat had body odor that was judged (by a focus group of 30 women) as significantly more attractive, more pleasant, and less intense. In terms of long legs, however — let’s just say “effects may vary.”

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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