Remember those creepy V.C. Andrews novels about the Dollanganger children who were locked in an attic? (I can't believe our parents let us read them in junior high.) The Dollangangers loved eating oranges because they thought the fruits held "liquid sunshine." Well, according to science, they were wrong.
A new study sponsored by the Happy Egg Company found that 70 percent of people associate yellow foods—such as macaroni and cheese, egg yolks, and bananas—with happiness. In fact, 62 percent of respondents said they'd like to "see more yellow in their fridge." OK, OK, so the study was sponsored by an egg company—which obviously sells yellow foods—but it turns out, there may be a scientific explanation behind the results.
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"There is lots of research to show how color can affect our emotions," psychologist Dr. David Lewis told Express. "We were surprised to discover that so many yellow food groups evoked such strong positive feelings as well as stimulating taste buds."