OK, this is not technically true but the eyes play a huge factor in what we consume and how much. New research states that people are very influenced by color so much so that they fool themselves into tasting what their eyes view. In other words, we taste what we (think we) see.
In one experiment, many tasters viewed a cherry flavored soda tasting “like citrus” because the color was bright orange.
In short, when color is altered, the brain is confused and forwards the message of confusion to the taste buds.
How can we “fix” this problem; that is, what steps can be taken to not be fooled into eating foods that are unhealthy, simply because they look good. Here are 3 ways:
Our eyes can play tricks on us as we have noted many times in life. You probably never thought of this area — food — as being one of them. However, make the simple adjustments above and you can use the Eye/Brain connection to create a life of wellness and an overall fit, healthy body.
David is a Nutritional and Alternative Medicine Expert, Educator and Entrepreneur. As an Acupuncture Physician and Master Herbalist, he has created the best selling anti aging formula, Doc Wellness Supplement and the online school – Dr. Orman’s Wellness School.