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Why We Crave Comfort Food When Sad

It reminds us of our parents' love: study

(Newser) - Americans love their comfort foods, from macaroni and cheese to chicken noodle soup. But a new study suggests it isn't actually the taste of the food that we crave, but rather a reminder of an emotional bond we shared with the person who made the dish for us in... More »

There's No Such Thing as 'Comfort Food'

Favorite foods don't lift moods, researchers find

(Newser) - Your favorite food hasn't really got the power to chase the blues away after a bad day, researchers say. A University of Minnesota team took a group of volunteers—most of whom were confident that their favorite "comfort food" could help lift their mood—showed them movie clips... More »

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