New York: Rushing to gulp that chocolate ice cream may not actually boost your mood. In fact, we may simply feel better after some time regardless of what food we eat, researchers say.
“Whether it is your comfort food, or it is a granola bar, or if you eat nothing at all, you will eventually feel better. Basically, comfort food can not speed up that healing process,” explained Heather Scherschel Wagner, a doctorate candidate from University of Minnesota.
During the study, participants were asked to pick foods that they thought would make them feel better if they were in a bad mood.