2 Jul 2019

The psychology behind comfort food

From The Panel, 4:31 pm on 2 July 2019

It's a cold night and you've got a hearty stew on the stove, what could be better? Why do we turn to comforting, heavy dishes during the colder months - is it purely for warmth?

Well research in The Conversation has found there's a bit more to it. The panellists discuss whether they turn to carbs and sugar when they're cold, and why they do it.