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comfort foods

Stress eaters often feel guilty, ashamed, and physically tired after over indulging.
Life is often stressful, and cookies are usually close by.
Reaching for food to unwind at the end of a long day usually backfires. Not only does it rarely help with boosting energy levels, but some people become more stressed once they start to think about the calories they ate.
Scientists have long searched for answers why food that is fatty, salty or sweet is so popular, in fact to the extent that many of us have a hard time stopping ourselves from overindulging in edibles we know are not particularly healthy but give us so much pleasure. Possible explanations go in all sorts of directions