Comfort Food: A Yummy Weapon Against Loneliness

Live Science:

Be it macaroni and cheese, chicken soup, kim chi or even the odd salad, comfort foods really do comfort us by fighting feelings of loneliness, new research shows.

“The idea is that throughout our lives, comfort foods are foods we eat time and time again in the presence of close others,” said lead researcher Jordan Troisi, a doctoral candidate at the University of Buffalo. “Later in life, reminders of those foods or eating those foods again brings up that association and essentially serves as a reminder of those others with whom the foods were originally consumed.”

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