In a study that the journal Health Psychology published December 2014, researchers at University of Minnesota concluded that eating high-calorie food, or “comfort food,” doesn’t necessarily improve your mood.

Ashley Gearhardt, who is an assistant professor of psychology at University of Michigan and who has performed extensive research on food and addictive behavior, says the recent research fits with other findings.

Ways to feel better that don’t involve eating high-calorie food can include taking a few deep breaths or watching videos that you enjoy, Gearhardt says.

Read the full article "Comfort food is a myth" at Consumers Digest.