Have you ever watched a cooking show on television and found your mouth automatically watering at the sight of an appealing meal being made? Or have you ever eaten a piece of chocolate and found yourself smiling? Regardless of what you are eat (even if it’s bad for you!), you can’t help but notice how food often has the power to create positive feelings, impacting our bodies and our minds.
“There is also a psychological element that is part of the physical benefits that food brings to you,” said Michael Voltaggio, who won season six of Bravo’s Top Chef television series and was recently asked to do scripted television on ABC’s Suburbatory and TV Land’s The Exes. “And you share that experience with other people too, like for anniversaries, birthdays and dates.”