Do you think eating sweet food will make you happy?

@youless (98980)
Guangzhou, China
February 1, 2009 10:29am CST
Tonight when I watch a cuisine program from TV and I learned this. I don't know whether it is based on the science. It warns some ladies not to avoid the sweet foods to lose weights. As it will make you feel depressed. I think that eating sweet food will make your feel happy. The simple example is chocolate, you will be happy to eat it.
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@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
12 Feb 09
I think it's psychological? Eating sweets doesn't make me either happy or sad. It's just like for someone who has a habit of peeling / biting their nails when they are nervous, which they feel more relaxed after doing it? I guess if I'm not the peeling nail type, peeling or not peeling doesn't affect me at all?
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@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Feb 09
But I don't think it totally comes from the psychology
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@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
12 Feb 09
Beats meI'm not a psychologist so I wouldn't know? HahaWas thinking out loud anyway
• United States
8 Feb 09
I don't know. There are some people who are so obsessed with losing weight that if they do eat chocolate or something else they deem fattening, they get depressed.I feel I am the opposite. When I am happy , I want something sweet. When I am upset, I can't eat.But then again I have never been on a diet. I am lucky to have enough money to eat what I like when I like.
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@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Feb 09
Sometimes you don't have appetite when you have a bad mood.
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• United States
8 Feb 09
Every time I am in a bad mood I lose my appetite.
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@May2k8 (10087)
• Indonesia
3 Feb 09
I don't think eating sweet food will make me happy, because my teeth hurt this day. And, i feel depressed this day and better eating porridge. It depend how situation, and i am happy again if my teeth already recovery.
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@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Feb 09
In fact I don't really believe that sweets will be harmful for the teeth
@May2k8 (10087)
• Indonesia
3 Feb 09
Yes, i agree with you and i am enjoy sweet food when my teeth getting better. Today my teeth is hurt, then i must stop eating sweet food.
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@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
2 Feb 09
Hi youless, I think sweet food like choclate and other things does set us in a good mood and I do agree with you that it helps to fight depressions and bad mood. I do think that eating sweets in moderation do help us in our daily life. the problem is to eat choclate in moderation.
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@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Feb 09
Yes, the moderation shall be good for everybody.
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
yes. approved and tested,,, iv been a nursing student and everytime i feel sleepy i would eat some chocolates and my mood will be better afterwards. it also makes you energetic.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
i think that chocolate can male you feel a little happy when you are depress. though it does not work for me all the time. when i feel lonely or depressed i am not much of a sweet food eater. or sometimes it depends on my mood. i can eat chips, or i like eating popcorn in some other time when i feel down. or sometimes a good cup of coffee makes me feel ok.
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@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Feb 09
If chocolate doesn't work for you, then try bananas. It should work
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
2 Feb 09
sorry youless i am not a banana person also. i eat banana but not always.i am more of a sour fruit person or the juicy ones like cantaloupe and water melon. but thanks i will try to test myself regarding banana.
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@marsha32 (6665)
• United States
2 Mar 09
I am sure it's right. I am a sweets person, although I am watching how much I eat compared to when I was younger. I get in a bad mood if I am out of my chocolate stash. Marsha
@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Mar 09
I have sweet teeth
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
12 Feb 09
I think its there is an ingredient in chocolates that makes a person feel better, but I don't think that all sweet foods work that way. That is why I always prefer chocolate food to sugary food or chocolate bars versus candies.
@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Feb 09
I enjoy eating chocolate
@kunizzul (1067)
• Malaysia
12 Feb 09
Hi, i think eating is a great way for me to release my stress. and eating candy and chocolate is really makes me feel happy. =p
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@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Feb 09
You are right
• Malaysia
12 Feb 09
yup..it makes me feel happy to eat sweet food..they are sweet..delicious and easy to get from the grocery..not to mention cheaper than other food...lol..XD
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@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Feb 09
I think so
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
Hi youless! Well, anything sweet will make us HAPPY and not just happy but alive and kicking! Because those glucose are converted to energy that's why we are always awake and alive all the time. Well, it's true that chocolates can make those women fat, when those girls had a fast metabolism. But like, a skinny girl I always eat chocolates but nothings happen.
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@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Feb 09
I am also skinny so that I can eat whatever I like
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
Hi youless! It is a popular belief and I am not really sure if it is backed scientifically that chocolates can really make one happy. I have searched the net and found this information: "For the reason that chocolates are full of carbohydrates, these increase the level of tryptophan in the brain. Such chemical produces more serotonin. The latter results into regulating one’s mood and often creates a jolly and positive feeling." I got it from this link: http://www.lifeinfozone.com/foods-beverages/what-are-the-emotional-effects-of-making-chocolates/ I guess, I will store some chocolates in the fridge in case of emergency (when somebody get depressed)! lol Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith
@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Feb 09
Thanks for your useful information
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
2 Feb 09
[i]Hi youless, I am not into sweet but I know people who loves sweet like my Sister, seeing or receiving chocolates is already heaven for her....LOL! I guess this is true to those who loves it and whatever type of food we like, once we can eat it, it will always makes us [/i]happy!
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@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Feb 09
I think your sister will receive lots of chocolates in the Valentine's Day
@phoenix25 (1542)
• United States
2 Feb 09
Eating chocolate causes the brain to release serotonin, a neurotransmitter that controls mood. This release of serotonin can cause a slight elevation in mood. Eating sweet foods or sugar, on the other hand, is different. Sugar causes what people commonly refer to as a "sugar high", which can cause people to temporarily feel happy or full of energy. This quickly wears off, however, and results in the also well-known "sugar crash"...which has the opposite effect.
@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Feb 09
Your explanation sounds like a tone from the scientist
@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
2 Feb 09
Eating something sweet can sometimes make me feel good.lol
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@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Feb 09
Nice to hear that
• Hong Kong
2 Feb 09
Not necessarily but I do want to have some sweet food when I feel a bit upset, a cake or something would make me feel temporarily better when I am upset about something. But on a usual day, sweet food doesn't change my mood that much!
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@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Feb 09
Last night I saw the attractive cakes from the cuisine program from TV, I felt so hungry
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
2 Feb 09
chocolates - I think that it has the possibilities that eating sweet food would make you happy as well as some other tastes. Chocolate is also one of my favorites. I love chocolates of different ingredients.
Hello youless. I think that it has the possibilities that eating sweet food would make you happy as well as some other tastes. Chocolate is also one of my favorites. I love chocolates of different ingredients. Take care, youless.
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@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Feb 09
I also like eating chocolates
• Philippines
2 Feb 09
I think eating chocolate will make you happy or maybe cake or known treats..but not everything that is sweet will make you happy.It might actually increase carbs, but it's not known that you have to stay away from chocolate when losing weight...
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@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Feb 09
Thanks for your response.
@subha12 (18452)
• India
2 Feb 09
i think No. actually i do not like sweet food as such. I guess it will make me fat. so it does not make me happy.
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@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Feb 09
Lately the scientists found that the milk food won't make you fat. I think suitable sweet food won't make you gain weights.
@paoxav (1382)
• Philippines
2 Feb 09
It can or will make me happy but not healthy. To much sweets will raise my sugar level and might trigger me to have diabetes and that's a lifetime illness. It's ok to eat sweet but everyone should put up some limitations coz it can give us a fatal disease when we grow old..
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@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Feb 09
In fact sweet food is also healthy for our body, but too much will be harmful.
• United States
2 Feb 09
I love white chocolate. It makes me happy. Sometimes I feel guilty for eating too much ice cream and other sweets, but I eat anyway.
@youless (98980)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Feb 09
You shall feel happy to it rather than having the guilty feeling