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Studies Show Benefits of Soup on a Person's Emotional State
Comfort foods are those that are eaten traditionally which provide a nostalgic or sentimental feeling. These foods are known to positively pique emotions, relieve a person from negative feelings and create a feeling of positivity.
In a recent study on comfort food (http://originalsoupman.com/soup-shop/dining-near-you) and how it makes people feel published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, comfort foods Were found to be good for the heart and emotions.
The study showed that some respondents were able to rescue themselves from loneliness by writing about their favorite comfort food. In another experiment, eating chicken soup made respondents think more about relationships.
"We have found that comfort foods are foods which are consistently associated with those close to us,” says Jordan Troisi, a graduate student at the University of Buffalo who is the lead author of the study.
“Throughout everyone’s daily lives they experience stress, often associated with our connections with others,” Troisi says. “Comfort food (http://originalsoupman.com/soup-shop/dining-near-you) can serve as a ready-made, easy resource for remedying a sense of loneliness. Keeping in mind this new research, it seems humans can find a number of ways to feel like we’re connected with others.”
What may be considered as comfort food really depends on individual preferences but a pattern can be detected. In one study, American males were found to prefer "warm, hearty, meal-related comfort foods (such as steak, casseroles, and soup), while females instead preferred comfort foods that were more snack related (such as chocolate and ice cream). In addition, younger people preferred more snack-related comfort foods compared to those over 55 years of age."
Other studies, on the other hand, showed that consumption of comfort food has a therapeutic effect such that these are being offered to those who are not physically well.
Soupman Inc. (OTCQX: SOUP - http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=SOUP), maker of The Original Soupman soup and operator of restaurants of the same name, has recently embarked on an aggressive sales campaign in keeping with the company’s efforts for the soup brand to maintain its strong hold of the $6 billion retail soup market.
Aside from repackaging its products for classy and eye-catching look, the company also introduced three new unique varieties–Crab Corn Chowder, Chicken Gumbo and Jambalaya—to the market. These are in addition to the company’s other soup products and flavors are Lobster Bisque, Tomato Bisque, Lentil and Chicken Noodle.
The company, Soupman, Inc., is engaged in manufacturing and selling soup to grocery chains, and other outlets and to its franchised restaurants under the brand name The Original Soupman. The Company sold its soups in retail packages for consumers in the frozen aisle in supermarkets and grocery stores for the heat and serve market.