Comfort foods are foods we resort to when we need a “pick me up”. Essentially, they are emotional foods that we eat when we are tired, depressed and so on. Easy on the eyes and taste so good, from fried to baked goods, to grill, they have been claimed to have magical properties, such as resurrecting the moods and blah blah blah.
If you are not enticed by the taste then the sight should be enough to give your taste buds a workout. For example, ice-cream is seen as one of the ultimate comfort foods, comfortably sitting side by side with its notorious partner “cake”. So here are a couple myths and truths about comfort foods that we should know about.
MAKES YOU HAPPY:
Comfort foods are for when you are depressed, unhappy and feeling down. So these foods usually help elevate your moods, so you go from gloom to hyper- excited. Foods naturally help with the moods of individuals, so by just eating that creamy cake, or that juicy chicken, the joy that comes to your face is legendary. So this myth is definitely not true.
Since these are foods that you eat regularly when you are down, comfort foods are usually high in fat content and calories. In the process of eating, weight gain sets in and this is very hard to shed off. So this myth is definitely true.
EASY TO ACCESS:
Some of these foods are extremely easy on the eye and delicious to the taste buds. It is very common to see comfort foods that are relatively cheap, they will be easy to access, there are also others that are extremely pricey. On this myth, I would say unsure since it is not entirely true or false.