Research: Writing about comfort foods can help cure loneliness

Posted by Kelsey Wheatcroft - email

(NBC) - Many of us have indulged in our favorite comfort foods when we're down.

Now, new research confirms they really can fight off loneliness.

Investigators did several experiments where people wrote about fights they'd had with friends or family, making them feel lonely.

Many of those participants were able to pull themselves out of their funk by then writing about comfort foods, like ice cream, pizza or mashed potatoes.