使用社交账号登陆

当前位置: 主页 > 多媒体 > 播客

科学60秒:换换盘子颜色也能让我们吃的更少

时间: 2020年06月17日 | 作者: Admin | 来源: 领研网(linkresearcher.com)



 [听力全文]


One reason Americans have such a huge weight problem? Our dishware. When faced with a bigger plate, people are inclined to heap on—and consume—more food. And plate sizes, like waistlines, have expanded.  


But what about color? If plate area can change serving size, could we also trick ourselves into eating less by changing the color of those dishes?


Cornell eating behavior expert Brian Wansink enlisted 60 unsuspecting adults to find out. Half of those attending a buffet lunch were assigned to a line with only white Alfredo sauce-coated pasta and the other half were ushered to the line with only red marinara-sauce pasta. Folks in each line were randomly given a red or white plate.


Those with plates that matched the color of their food helped themselves to much more than those who had plates of another color. The findings are in the Journal of Consumer Research. [Koert van Ittersum and Brian Wansink, "Plate Size and Color Suggestibility: The Delboeuf Illusion's Bias on Serving and Eating Behavior"]


So next time you're buying dishes, remember that it's not just size that matters.


—Katherine Harmon



 [重难点词汇、短语]


heap on: 堆砌,堆放

Alfredo sauce: 奶油奶酪酱(白色)

marinara-sauce: 番茄罗勒酱(红色)



 [参考译文]


美国人肥胖问题为什么如此严重?其中一个原因,就在于餐具。如果手里拿着一只更大的盘子,人们就倾向于堆上并吃下更多的食物。盘子的大小,就和腰围一样,不断变大。


那颜色呢?如果盘子的面积大小能够改变食物的份量,那我们是否也能改变盘子的颜色,来骗自己吃得更少呢?


为了验证这个想法,康奈尔大学的饮食行为专家布莱恩·万辛克(Brian Wansink)招募了60位事先毫不知情的成年人,让他们分开排队吃自助餐,研究人员给其中一半的人只提供伴有白色奶酪酱的意大利面,给另一半人只提供红色番茄酱意大利面。每一条队伍中的人会随机分配到一只红色或者白色的餐盘。


盘子和食物颜色相同的人所吃的食物份量,要比颜色不同的人多得多。研究发现发表在《消费者研究杂志》(Journal of Consumer Research)上。


所以下次买盘子的时候,请记住,重要的不仅仅是盘子大小。 


翻译 阿金