Junk food or salad, ambient music influences your choice of food at restaurants

Junk food or salad, ambient music influences your choice of food at restaurants

Ambient music in restaurants can influence what food people choose, say scientists including one of Indian origin. They found that louder environments inspire diners to crave greasy cheeseburgers and fries instead of making healthier choices like salads. Volume is proven to directly impact heart rate and arousal. Softer music has a calming effect, making us more mindful of what we order, researchers said. This typically results in healthier choices, such as a salad. Louder environments increase stimulation and stress, making diners choose junk food like cheeseburgers and fries, according to…

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Smart breakfast choice for healthy living

Smart breakfast choice for healthy living

Are you skipping your breakfast for any reason? Be cautious! It is the most important meal of the day. If you are avoiding breakfast for reasons such as to lose weight or a busy lifestyle, you are mistaken. You have to be watchful with some knowledge of health and food and have a wholesome breakfast. Your breakfast should fulfil two basic requirements. First, it should be packed with fibre-rich food, lean proteins and healthy fats that can help you stop that famished feeling, providing a high level of satiety. Second,…

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Food proximity can influence choice

Food proximity can influence choice

A new review has suggested that marketers’ tactics to place things where we are more likely to pick them up could help motivate people to improve their diets. The review showed that manipulation of food product order or proximity can influence food choice and that healthy food nudging seems promising. Eighteen studies were included in the review. Sixteen of the studies showed nudging made a positive impact. “The review confirmed our expectation that there are very few scientific works available which deal with nudging healthier food choices by changes in…

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