Music preference reveals person’s mood appetite

August 03, 2020
Eating


IF you find yourself ordering a saucy cheeseburger in a restaurant instead of a low-calorie salad, the music might be to blame.

A 2018 study has found that music not only sets the mood of an evening but can also influence what you order.

When subjected to louder music, customers have a tendency to order unhealthy food, such as burgers, researchers found.

However, if the same track is playing in the background but quieter they are more likely to opt for a healthier alternative.

Tempo of music has long been linked to levels of excitement - a quicker beat raises the heart rate while a slower rhythm induces relaxation.