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Comfort Foods

According to a recent study by The Harris Poll, pizza is the number one food Americans eat when they are stressed. The study cites both psychology and chemistry as the causes for this popular comfort food. Since pizza is a staple meal in most children’s diets it reminds us of our youth and caregivers and thus can help soothe our mind. Similarly, the combination of the acid in the tomato sauce, the mozzarella, and the crisp crust creates a great balance which the American Chemical Society calls “highly palatable” and the “food of the gods.” What is your favorite stress food? Are you like 67% of American and go to pizza?