Wellness Wednesdays: Are Comfort Foods a Myth?
Comfort foods are often used as coping mechanisms for people dealing with stress, and the usual culprits are chips, pizza or that big bowl of chocolate chip ice cream. By eating one of our favorite comfort foods, we feel that it will instantly sooth and lift our mood. But is this true or just a common misconception?
In an article posted on the Huffington Post, a new study found that “comfort foods are no more effective at lifting moods than any other foods – or even sitting quietly without consuming a calorie.” So why do we “feel” so better after eating a piece of our grandmother’s famous apple pie? It is simply because we are trying to rationalize the urge to reach for junk food when stressed? To find out the truth about comfort foods, head over to Huffington Post to read more.
What are your thoughts? Do you feel better after eating a comfort food? Let us know in the comments below!