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What food do you consider as your comfort food?

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Comfort food is traditional food which often provides a nostalgic or sentimental feeling to the consumer, and is often characterized by a high carbohydrate level and simple preparation. The nostalgic element most comfort food has may be specific to either the individual or a specific culture.

Comfort foods may be consumed to positively pique emotions, to relieve negative psychological effects or to increase positive feelings. The term was first used, according to Webster's Dictionary, in 1977.

One study divided college-students' comfort-food identifications into four categories (nostalgic foods, indulgence foods, convenience foods, and physical comfort foods) with a special emphasis on the deliberate selection of particular foods to modify mood or effect, and indications that the medical-therapeutic use of particular foods may ultimately be a matter of mood-alteration.

The identification of particular items as comfort food may be idiosyncratic, though patterns are detectable. In one study of American preferences, "males preferred warm, hearty, meal-related comfort foods (such as steak, casseroles, and soup), while females instead preferred comfort foods that were more snack related (such as chocolate and ice cream). In addition, younger people preferred more snack-related comfort foods compared to those over 55 years of age." The study also revealed strong connections between consumption of comfort foods and feelings of guilt.

Comfort food consumption has been seen as a response to emotional stress and, consequently, as a key contributor to the epidemic of obesity in the United States. The provocation of specific hormonal responses leading selectively to increases in abdominal fat is seen as a form of self-medication.

Further studies suggest that consumption of comfort food is triggered in men by positive emotions, and by negative ones in women. The stress effect is particularly pronounced among college-aged women, with only 33% reporting healthy eating choices during times of emotional stress. For women specifically, these psychological patterns may be maladaptive.

A therapeutic use of these findings includes offering comfort foods or "happy hour" beverages to anorectic geriatric patients whose health and quality of life otherwise decreases with reduced oral intake.

For me it would be sinigang na baboy na may sili... Sa'yo, ano comfort food mo?
 
chocolate... nakaka relax pag kumakain ako ng matamis...:)
 
kahit anong mainit na sabaw. hehe
 
BANANAQUE, para mura.
 
SINIGANG NA LIEMPO

lalo na ung matagal na pinakuluan tapos kapag sinubo mo na ung karne kusang nadudurog ung taba.. yum2x
 
The Buzz Cafe Organic Ice Cream :yummy:
 
Basta sinasawsaw sa maanghang at masarap na suka:thumbsup:
 
Para sakin dark chocolate with walnut. masarap kahit mapait.
 
yung luto kong Sinigang na baboy. Basically Favorite food ko yun simula nung maliit pa ako.
 
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