Ever found yourself spoon deep in a pint of ice cream wondering why it is your favorite frozen dairy concoction makes you feel better? Well, it probably isn’t all in your head.
Researchers led by Lukas Van Oudenhove, MD, PhD, at the University of Leuven in Belgium, used an MRI to see how people’s brains light up when given an injection of fatty acids. As it turns out, fatty acids made participants actually feel happier.
If that explanation doesn’t satisfy you, then maybe it’s just good old-fashioned nostalgia that is to blame for why we reach for the greasy bag of chips or French fries when life gets us down.
During the crazy trials of life we need to treat ourselves, and nobody knows this better than your favorite celebrities. Check out this list The Daily Meal compiled of the guilty food pleasures and must-have meals from the stars you love. We promise that you'll be feeling a whole lot better, when your tummy is full — courtesy of these celebrities.