Study links price with food experience

By WEEK Producer

May 7, 2014 Updated May 7, 2014 at 10:59 PM CDT

It appears that if you would like your food to taste better, you may want to pay a little more for it.

A new study from Cornell University finds those who paid more for an all you can eat buffet found the food tasted better, they felt less guilty about overeating and had an overall better experience.

Researchers say they were surprised to find how much pricing may affect how we feel about our food.

"I think it really says that if people go to a nice restaurant and they're going to spend more money, they'll be able to appreciate what they're eating and also kind of limit their overeating and potentially not overeat," said Dietitian Laura Jeffers of the Cleveland Clinic.

Researchers say the findings could offer lessons about how to approach a buffet, pay more, eat a little less and have a better experience.

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