We explain what the latest research can tell us about how different food makes us feel, and why.
It’s not uncommon to find yourself smacking your lips and asking out loud, “I feel like eating … something…” During colder months, we turn to ‘comfort foods’ to take away the winter blues. But how do we choose what we eat? Do we eat different food when we’re happy as opposed to when we’re sad? Or does the food we eat determine how we feel? Is it possible to eat ourselves happy? Recent research on the relationship between mood and food has tried to answer these questions and the results have been mixed.