When people think of comfort food, many images come to mind. It could be mac & cheese, ice cream, mashed potatoes or anything that creates that sense of home.
Studies show that comfort food doesn't necessarily need to be junk food. Comfort food can be healthy. Some healthy foods actually provide comfort by decreasing stress and anxiety. These include turkey, avocado, blueberries, asparagus and others.
Psychologists say that eating for comfort is more about satisfying emotional needs than hunger.
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