Pizza. Chicken noodle soup. Ice cream.
Everyone has their favorite comfort food - which is defined as a food that provides nostalgic or sentimental value to someone. Madison College Chef Kevin McGuinnis talked to the Sun Prairie Star about why comfort foods make us feel good - especially during the pandemic.
"I think when you're feeling down and depressed, eating some of these foods makes you feel better," said McGuinnis. "They help your body release endorphins, which gives you a feeling of euphoria."
But you have to be careful. Many of our comfort foods are full of sugar and starches - which means they can pack on the pounds.
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