Why Comfort Foods Boost Your Mood

August 3, 2011 | By | Comments (7)

Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower

We don’t know about you, but this new study certainly brightened our mood. It turns out that there is science behind why comfort foods (like ice cream or mac and cheese) put you in a better mood.

According to researchers in Belgium, the fatty acids in our favorite comfort  foods (not the sight of them or the memories associated with them) are what makes them feel less sad. Read more about the story on The Body Odd.

And tell us your favorite comfort foods in the comments. Here are our 25 favorite comfort foods.