July 22, 2012

Color of the Food

Today, it’s all about colors. Color plays a vitally important role in the world in which we live. Color can sway thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite.

Mealtime can be a form a art.  The various colors of food all pack different nutrients.  In one meal alone, you can create an array of color.  For example at dinner, try grilling (pink) salmon with (green) spinach and (white) onion.  Have that with a side of baked (orange) sweet potato and top everything with (red) salsa.

Color and the appeal of foods are also closely related. These learned associations may alter our perceptions and create expectations about how a food should smell and taste. The sight of food fires neurons in the hypothalamus. Thus making us convinced before a food is even tried.

Certain shades, tones & colors affect our moods and emotions. Some colors suppress our appetite (which makes them good for people who are counting calories), while other colors increase our breathing and heart rate.
Take a look at next food colors and see which one attract you the most!

RED: Red is a very emotionally intense and energetic color. It increases respiration rate and raises blood pressure, while also stimulating appetite. Because of its appetite stimulating effect, it is often used in restaurants and is an excellent choice for dining rooms in the home.

ORANGE: Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is a warm, welcoming color that makes people feel comfortable. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite.

BLIE: Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. Because blue is rarely found as a natural color, it's often used as an appetite suppressant. Therefore, avoid using blue when promoting food and cooking. Experts recommend putting a blue light in your fridge when you are dieting, as this will put you off eating. You can also try using blue plates, blue placemats, and a blue dining area.

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