Why we eat Ice Cream to stitch a broken heart?

Why we eat ice cream to stitch a broken heart? It’s a question that might’ve been puzzling you for quite some time now. Apparently, there is a scientific reason for this.

Breakups are really hard to deal with. Some people are better at dealing with it than others.

Then again I would vouch that most of us end up in our sweatpants binging on a tub of ice cream. The silver spoon suddenly has wings and a halo around it.

“I’m enjoying a relationship with two men simultaneously. The first called Ben, the other Jerry.”
— Bridget Jones, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004 movie)

So why do we eat ice cream to get us over a breakup? Researchers from the University of Wurzburg, in Germany, have found an answer.

It seems that when you are emotionally down, the ability to sense flavours increases. Also, people who are depressed don’t detect the amount of fat present in their food. This is why ice cream has been appointed as our soul comfort food.