It’s a researched fact that using a small plate for meals, helps a person eats less.
Talking of plates, German and Swiss academics now claim that serving up meals on red plates (Red colored plate) or drinking from red cups cuts consumption by about 40 per cent.
According to the researchers, the reason behind this is that the color red may encourage diners to avoid snacking because the color red is commonly associated with the idea of danger, prohibition and stop (Red may be associated with alarm or something primeval).
The researchers thus suggest the Government and food industry use red packaging on unhealthy foods as a deterrent. Adding further that more red in pubs can be used to prevent people drinking too much.
How the Study is conducted:
41 males were asked to drink tea from cups marked with red or blue labels. They drank 44 per cent less from cups with red labels. In the second phase of the study, 109 people were given ten pretzels each on either a red, blue or white plate. Those with a red plate ate fewer pretzels.