What food makes you feel happy?

United States
July 13, 2008 8:56pm CST
I did a search online for what food is supposed to make you happy, here are some of the various results I got: lobster, turkey, asparagus, sunflower seeds, cottage cheese, pineapple, tofu, spinach, bananas, oranges, walnuts, chocolate, salmon, milk, whole grain rice or pasta, broccoli, blueberries, yogurt, eggs, black beans. Is there a food that makes you feel truly happy or a comfort food that you like to eat when your upset? If so, explain why. My favs are chocolate ice cream, tea, orange juice, tacos or nachos (any kind). I tend to go for junk food. My ultimate favorite has to be Cheesy Potatoes, a recipe I got from my mom. They're pretty much southern hashbrowns with sour cream, cream of chicken soup and tons of cheese, baked in the oven with crushed chex or potato chips as topping. Horrible for you but they're delicious and comforting.
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@momalisa65 (1986)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Pizza, Chocolate Cake, and Ice Cream make me happy!
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• United States
14 Jul 08
Totally agreed! Thanks for commenting
@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
14 Jul 08
Morning princessdian, The food that makes he happiest is probably pancakes with sugar and lemon. Making pancakes is part of my Sunday morning ritual, when I chill out and do what I want to do. However, if I am in a desperate hurry to calm my nerves then it will have to be some dark chocolate. For many years I always ordered the Tiramasu as desert when I was eating out, but that phase is now past. A rhubarb tart will do nicely these days. Have a great week. UMart
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• United States
14 Jul 08
I'm a big fan of pancakes and sugar lemon pancakes sound great. Thank you for commenting.
@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
14 Jul 08
You are welcome! Hmm! 2 hours to breakfast :-)
@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
14 Jul 08
Hey! Princessdian. I just got my first best response from you. Thank you very much. You see! Its all part of the positive influence which pancakes can have on your life.:-) It's now 11:07am and it's sunny here in Germany. Time to get out into the fresh air. Wishing you a wonderful day. UMart
• United States
14 Jul 08
Well y'know, with the story last week that watermelon can have a Viagra-like effect, I guess it depends on how the individual defines happy... But seriously, I like watermelon, not because of the whole thing above...It makes me think of relaxing, since I would always eat it between football practices when we had two-a-days...probably will again this year, too.
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• United States
14 Jul 08
I didn't read that story about watermelon. Sounds pretty interesting. Thank you for commenting.
• Philippines
15 Jul 08
I love california makki , cakes , and vegee .. yummy
@misty99 (736)
14 Jul 08
Wow...that's a great information.With me, i would order thin crust pizza with lots of toppings.Or maybe go out with my kids to the nearest grocery and buy some potato chips....same as what we have in the Philippines.I also eat chocolates.And some spicy tacos or nacho chips with medium hot dipping.
• United States
14 Jul 08
I like all those foods very much too. Thank you for commenting.
@vampoet (825)
• Singapore
14 Jul 08
ahhh.....foooooood......finally my kindda topic. lol coming from a country which has been dubbed food paradise, all kinds of food from various cultures make me happy. sushi for instance, from the japanese culture, then there is dim sums from the chinese culture, briyani rice with mutton curry from the indian culture, the sweet spicy lontong from the malay culture,,....great...i gotta go and start eatin somethin nw....brb...:p
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• United States
14 Jul 08
All of that sounds very yummy. I'm a huge fan of dim sum. Some of the other things you mentioned I haven't tried yet but they sound really great.
• Indonesia
14 Jul 08
Based on my observations, I usually go to chocolate when I'm in a bad mood. So maybe chocolate have some soothing effects, for me anyway. I don't really care the form of chocolates, it could be ice cream, chocolate bars, wafer, anything with chocolate on it. Happy mylotting and have a nice day!
• United States
14 Jul 08
Chocolate is usually the first thing I go to as well. Most of the time chocolate ice cream. You have a nice day too!
@shlooper (309)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I like eggs and chocolate (not together). But probably my ultimate comfort food are types of soup. I love tomato soup, potato soup, chowder, and stews. Yummo.
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• United States
14 Jul 08
Soup is filling and delicious. It's especially lovely in the fall and winter when it gets cold out.
@snowy22315 (55844)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I like pizza. i also like any kind of a restaurant meal. Potato chips or a rich delicious soup are good also. The first things on the top sound like health foods they may be good for you but I dont think they would make me particulary happy.
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• United States
14 Jul 08
They wouldn't make me overly happy either. But I think if you made a lifestyle eating foods like that everyday it would probably improve your mood because it would make more serotonin in your brain. It's just what I found on some websites. I thought I should research the topic and share what I found.
@MizukiZHR (611)
• China
14 Jul 08
I like noodles very much.Italian noodles,Japanese ramen and Chinese noodles,I like all of them.Eating different kinds of noodles is not only an enjoy of taste but also a process to learn the culture of another country.
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• United States
14 Jul 08
I agree, noodles is a very big part of the asian culture. I used to eat so much ramen (because I'm a college student and it's inexpensive) that I eventually ended up getting sick of it though.
@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
Well muffins, Ice cream, Fries and Spaghetti are foods that make me happy. I don't know but eating in general makes me feel happy.
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• United States
14 Jul 08
I really enjoy eating too and I forgot about muffins. I love the boston cream pie flavor from perkin's.
@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
14 Jul 08
well i've got lots of happy food. basically anything that tastes good is happy food for me. i love food that is cooked well rather than a particular kind of food. it can be anything, spaghetti or fried chicken or just a bowl of soup. if it taste good, it makes me happy. well, if i must find one kind of food that makes me happy, it'll be fried stuff. you can deep fry anything and i'll eat it. even if i don't eat them when they are cooked otherwise. ;p
• United States
14 Jul 08
I also like deep fried foods especially mozzerella sticks. I don't eat fried foods very often so when I do it's like a special treat to me.
• Singapore
15 Jul 08
ooohhh mozartlla sticks is my favourite too. I love cheese especially when it's melted. It's really heaven when it is freshly fried. The feeling of pulling the cheese out of its crispy she'll is really good. Now I'm craving for it already. ;p
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
17 Jul 08
My best comfort food is ice cream. I love to eat ice cream year round and I like trying different flavors. There is an ice cream shop just down the road that has 30-40 different flavors and it is great to go there and get what is called a 4 scoop sampler so I can have 4 flavors at one time. Ice cream is a food that makes me happy and my oldest granddaughter is the same way.
• United States
17 Jul 08
That sounds like a really cool ice cream shop. I've never been to one with that many flavors.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Hey hey All the wrong foods make me feel happy . Like chocolate and chocolate chip cookies . I have never been able to have either in small doses . I suppose a good fruit salad will make me feel happy , and nacho's at a ball park . For some reason I agree a banana put me in a good mood the other day , or maybe it was because I was out it the sun when I was eating it . When I am sad again I like all the wrong foods . So either when I am happy or sad I eat . Creamy , fluffy things put me in a good mood.
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
14 Jul 08
For me the best comfort foods are the ones I should most likely stay away from like chocolate, ice cream (which I love in the Summer), pizza, pasta, fresh baked bread and butter, home-made chocolate chip cookies, milk shakes and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Momentarily, any one of those foods can take me out of a very bad mood.
• United States
14 Jul 08
It's too bad that our favorite foods have to be bad for us. But when you think about it researchers seem to change their minds daily whether a food is good or bad for you so I guess it's best to say everything in moderation. lol
@_Honey_ (781)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
During my trip in Malaysia, the flight somewhat affected my appetite. I don't know. It was my first time to take a plane and I never thought that it would affect my appetite. I felt like I wasn't in a good mood to eat no matter how interested I was to try Malaysian food. During my second day, I thought of eating my favorite food to get back the eating feeling. We went to sushi king and I ordered my ever favorite shrimp tempura and california maki. This pair always makes me feel so happy. haha!! Other than those, having some vanilla ice cream and chocolates makes me grin too. I get so awake if I have some sip of caramel macchiatto from starbucks or Mocca iced blend from Coffee bean. :)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Ive never had that happen to me on a plane, it's interesting to know. Thanks for your comment.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
14 Jul 08
among the food you mentioned, the one that will make me happy is lobstar. i just lobve ot. i can't say that just when i am sad, i will have it, when sad even i refuse to take any good food also.
• United States
14 Jul 08
I know what you mean. I've had times that I have been too sad to eat but usually other times I find it comforting.
@bluespace (132)
• Canada
14 Jul 08
I like happy meals ,pasta ,pizza,barbecue popcorn,chinese food o.k I'm getting hungry lol And oh yes brownies ,cake and all kinds of other goodies that are bad for us ,but taste so good mmmmmmmmmmmmchocolate!
• United States
14 Jul 08
Forgot about chinese food, yummmm!
@zeny_zion (1284)
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
I'm a sweet lover. I love to eat icecream, cakes, pastries name it i will eat it!!!!! But since, i'm not young anymore, i need to eat healthy food. Like vegetables, non fat milk, pasta made of vegetables, less meat but more fish. boring ha. But it's healthy and it will make us live longer.
@carlysle (271)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
hhmmmm.. i love food.. let me just say that first.. and a lot of junk food.. ahaha.. but cheeseburgers are the ones that could truly make me happy.. i dont know why.. but i love cheeseburgers... and it has been my mission to look for the best burger in the world.. ahaahah.. another would be pizza.. yumm yumm...
@quawertz (781)
• Philippines
15 Jul 08
Anything sweets makes me happy i.e. chocolates, cakes, ice cream, etc. And I also feel good and happy whenever I get to eat some of my native favorite foods and anything delicious.