Blue and Purple Foods Make You Eat Less!

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Quote: There’s a good reason you won’t see many fast-food restaurants decorated in blue: the colour functions as an appetite suppressant. Researchers have found that people eat 33 percent less in a blue room; the bluish light that results evidently makes food look less appealing. So eat on blue plates, dress in blue while you eat, and use a blue tablecloth....

I'm not so sure! Blueberries, blackberries, grapes, figs, purple sprouting broccoli, purple carrots, purple potatoes, purple tomatoes and a whole host of other foods in the blueish/purplish shades are certainly on my list PLUS they contain an antioxidant called anthocyanin - a beneficial plant pigments which gives fruit and vegetables their deep red, purple or blue hues and protects our cells against the ravaging effects of toxins and disease. And just one of these is the beloved beetroot - I have two recipes - one for summer and the other for winter (or if you are a real beetroot-aholic, any time of the year!)

 Summer Beetroot Soup with Yoghurt

Summer Beetroot Soup with Yoghurt

 Beetroot and Horseradish Soup with Hot Smoked Salmon Cream

Beetroot and Horseradish Soup with Hot Smoked Salmon Cream