There’s a good reason you won’t see many fast-food restaurants decorated in blue: it functions as an appetite suppressant. It is commonly believed that reddish color induces warm feelings while bluish color induces cold feelings.
Blue Color Facts :
According to color psychology studies, blue has been shown to be the most common favorite color among the world’s population. It is seen as a sign of stability and reliability. It is among the least appetizing of colors as it is an indicator of spoilage and poison. Weight loss plans suggest you eat food off a blue plate as you’re liable to eat less of it. Or even better than that, put a blue light in your refrigerator because it helps avoid late-night cravings or by simply using blue food dye when having to bake pastries and cakes. The color blue is actually believed to create chemicals in the body that are soothing and slows down human metabolism.
Why is blue an unappetizing color?
Blue food is a rare occurrence in nature. There are no leafy blue vegetables (blue lettuce), no blue meats (blue burger, well-done please), and aside from blueberries and a few blue-purple potatoes from remote spots on the globe, blue just doesn’t exist in any significant quantity as a natural food color.
Research shows that the color blue is an appetite suppressant because it’s not associated with cravings in the brain. The only blue foods found in nature are blueberries. So our brains aren’t trained to get hungry when we see blue-colored foods. A possible reason for that there are so few blue foods in nature that we’re inclined to avoid them, thinking they might be poisonous.
We agree that it sounds a little farfetched, but if it might curb your appetite a little, it’s worth a shot!
Article By: Dr. Himani