One in seven people would even turn to a full roast dinner to make themselves feel better – but 17% say their comfort boost doesn’t last long
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Chocolate, cakes and cookies are the most common comfort foods Britons use to boost their mood, according to research.
A poll of 2,000 adults found that one in five would have full English when a little choice was needed.
And while bacon sarnie hits 21%, 14% will make themselves feel more appetizing with a full roast dinner.
But one in ten prefers comfort foods every day, and 74% will always choose foods high in sugar.
Even so, more than half admit what they consume may in fact make them feel worse – with more than half (57%) feeling full of regret after eating certain foods .
GB team nutritionist, Nigel Mitchell, teamed up with Aldi, the company that commissioned the study, to confirm the importance of diet for your mood and everyday life – creating a series recipes for the family.
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“It’s interesting how our bodies react to certain foods, and when our mood is low, we tend to turn to things that bring us comfort,” says Nigel.
“Of course, while we all want to enjoy a certain food, it is important that we are aware of the connection between our diet and our mood, to ensure that we are also choosing foods that can have a really positive effect on us. .
“The recipes I’ve created with Aldi are all based on foods that I know are accessible and affordable – proving we don’t have to be Olympians to be able to do this. eat as a dish.”
The study also showed that for 31%, their mood improvement lasted up to an hour – but 17% said their boost lasted only a few minutes.
The most likely time people will turn to eating certain foods is when they’re feeling sad or down (52%), while 48% will do it when they’re feeling stressed.
And, according to OnePoll research, more than four in ten would use weather as an excuse to erode their feelings.
But although more than half admit their comfort food choices are unhealthy, 69 per cent think healthier eating is just too expensive – even though they want to.
When it comes to what’s in their basket, more than half (56%) are more likely to be guided by price rather than what’s good for them.
Two-thirds (67%) feel a healthier diet is “at a cost”, even though 64% want to eat more nutritious meals.
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One in five said they don’t have time to cook healthy dishes, while a quarter (24%) simply lack inspiration.
Julie Ashfield, managing director of purchasing at Aldi UK, said: “People’s diets should not be affected by the price of certain ingredients, especially when what we eat has an impact. significantly to our body and mind.
“Aldi’s ethos is that ‘access to good quality food should be a right, not a privilege’, that’s why we aim to provide the best possible quality and value for our customers. all its customers.
“The recipes we’ve created with Nigel are designed to provide quick and easy inspiration for those looking to make the money, containing all the nutrients and deliciousness needed thanks to our expertise. and seal of approval of Nigel.”
“Happiness Recipes” presents five nutrient-rich and comprehensive recipes – to learn more, visit this.
TOP 30 BRITS CREATED COMFORT FOOD:
- High solution
- Fish and chips
- Bacon sandwich
- Full English Breakfast
- Crispy bread
- Sandwiches and fries
- Chinese people
- Chip butty
- Hot dog
- Fried chicken
- Grilled dinner
- Toffee pudding
- Mac and cheese
- Shredded fruit
- Shepherd’s / cupcakes
- Beans on toast
- Scrambled eggs on toast
- Rice cake
- Baked potatoes
https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/dieting/recipes/top-comfort-food-chocolate-cake-26306943 Top mood-boosting comfort foods for Britons include chocolate, cakes, biscuits - and cheeses