People tend to take some sort of foods, popularly called ‘Comfort food’ to improve a bad mood. But a new research published in the Health Psychology journal has proven them wrong.
The research is hereby letting all know that, there is nothing as comfort food, since people who don’t comfort themselves with food are seeing battling their way out of bad mood just the same way those who loaded chocolate, pizza etc did.
In the study, people were asked to list the types of food they often ate to recover from bad mood. They were also asked to watch an 18-minute video guaranteed to make them anxious, afraid or depressed.
They were later given either their preferred comfort food, a granola bar, or absolutely no food.
Their mood were measured, as describe by the researchers;
“Comfort foods led to significant improvements in mood, but no more than other foods or no food. Although people believe that comfort foods provide them with mood benefits, comfort foods do not provide comfort beyond that of other foods (or no food).”
Everyone felt grand after a short period of time, thanks to what the researchers call our ‘psychological immune system’.
And here’s the researchers’ conclusion:
“We found no justification for people to choose comfort foods when they are distressed.
Removing an excuse for eating a high-calorie or high-fat food may help people develop and maintain healthier eating habits, and may lead them to focus on other, food-free methods of improving their mood.
You don’t need comfort food to feel better; the mind will do the trick all on its own if you give it time.”