What's in comfort food that makes you happy?
Posted at: 08/20/2012 6:35 AM
The flavor of some foods might help boost your mood.
Other studies have established that comfort foods like chocolate, strawberries and food with omega-3 fatty acids can have positive effects on mood.
Now researchers say the effect may be in the flavors of such foods -- which are chemically similar to valproic acid, which is prescribed as a mood-stabilizing drug.
Tea, raspberries and blueberries may also have this effect.