Your Comfort Food Might Be Causing the Feelings That Require Comfort Food
Bad news for anyone who reaches for a bowl of mac and cheese after a particularly rough day. The feelings you are trying to drown out might actually be made worse by the foods you choose.
Researchers recently published a paper that links higher-glycemic-index foods (refined sugars and starches are particularly troublesome) with a higher chance of developing depression.
Of course the good news is that if your diet is filled with more healthy proteins, fruits, and vegetables, you’ll be less likely to develop symptoms of depression.
As if we needed another reason to skip the chips and eat something healthy instead.
→ Read more: This is What “Comfort Food” is Probably Doing to Your Brain from Quartz