Stressed? Eat Chocolate!

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As we prepare for Hurricane Irene’s arrival in New Jersey, I find myself delving into the Oreo cookies to keep my stress level at a minimum.

According to Science Daily, it is common to reach for comfort foods – chocolate, salty, or greasy food – during times of stress.  They cited a lot of highly technical explanations for this, but it came down a chemical in fatty foods that reduces the amount of adrenaline in your system and calms you down.

Now, that sounds all scientific and factual, and I’m sure a lot of research went into it, but I really don’t care.  I just know that when I bite into the crisp chocolate cookie and taste the creamy vanilla filling swirl around my tongue, all is right with the world.

What’s your favorite comfort food to help you deal with stress?


Comments on: "Stressed? Eat Chocolate!" (1)

  1. It is 87 degrees outside, i have air conditioning, thank goodness, and just baked a batch of brownies. Judith, you be careful about Irene! Hurricanes can be scary! Hugs, Agatha

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