"Healthy" Food May Lead to Big Portions
In a case of the brain tricking the body, a study found that people serve themselves larger portions of food when it's considered healthy. Researchers asked 186 men and women to serve an appropriate portion of foods and drinks, half of which were labeled as healthier than their counterparts, though they had the same number of calories per 100 grams. Offered two serving dishes of coleslaw, participants dished up a larger portion of the "healthy" slaw and thought it had fewer calories.
Source:International Journal of Obesity, published online May 7, 2013