Are Your Eyes Fooling You?

You eat only for flavor and freshness, right? Think again! Brian Wansink, PhD, director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab has discovered serving sizes do indeed make a difference–even when foods are not palatable!

Moviegoers in Philadelphia ate 45% more fresh popcorn when they received it in a large container compared to those who received the same popcorn in a smaller container. However, when given stale, 14 day old popcorn they disliked, people still ate almost 34% more when eating from a large container compared to a smaller one. That is amazing!

Positive Tip: Try serving fruits and vegetables in larger dishes, and the desserts in small ones. You’ll get more of the good stuff and less of what you really don’t need!