There may be a scientific reason why people eat cookies when they’re depressed: fatty foods make us happy. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases gave subjects an injection, then played sad music and showed them sad photos. Those who got an injection of saturated fat stayed happier than those who got saline. The bottom line: Fatty acids appear to comfort people’s psyches and make them less vulnerable to sadness.
- If you eat enough saturated fat your “bottom line” will start looking like Kim Kardashian’s!
- There aren’t enough cookies in the world to keep “Big Al” from being sad when he watches “Titanic”.
- Now we know why McDonald’s Happy Meals make kids so darn happy!