Mental Health

Comfort Foods Improve Mood

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A recent study has noted that turning to comfort foods can increase mood and decrease loneliness.

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The paper, to be published in the journal Psychological Science, reports that when we eat comfort foods, we reconnect with warm feelings and meaningful associations to others. Jordan Troisi, co-author of the study, noted that even just thinking about the comfort food or writing about it increased emotional well being.

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No doubt that the kinds of comfort foods will differ in definition from person to person, but healthy or indulgent, eating your favorite can summon a better mood.

Like the picture above, my favorite comfort food would be soup related. What's your favorite comfort food?