Opting to eat from a red colored plate could aid in your fight against excess weight after a new study found that using a red colored plate will mean that you are likely to eat less than normal.
Swiss and German researchers conducted two separate experiments to test whether color has any bearing on a person's appetite. The first test included 41 male participants who were given a choice of drinking tea from cup labeled red or blue and found that those who drank tea from red cups consumed 44 percent less tea compared to those who drank from blue cups.
AdvertisementIn the second experiment the researchers asked 109 volunteers to eat 10 pretzels from red, blue or white plates and found that those who ate from red plates consumed less pretzels compared to other two plates. On average, the researchers found that those who used red color plates or cups consumed 40 percent less compared to others.
Writing in their report, which has been published in the journal Appetite, the researchers said that one of the reasons for lower consumption could be the fact that people associated red color with danger and hence ate less.
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