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Bake yourself happy...

Posted on : 02 February 2018

Written by: Kayla Burke

Do the smells of sugar, chocolate, milk and flour make your spinney senses fluster with love? There could be a scientific reason for this. Baking for many of us, is something that we only do on special occasions, whether it be for a friend’s birthday, engagement or family function. Never the less, it has been discovered that there might be a reason to why baking a sugary treat might make you feel better.

In a study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, they found that those who like to whip up a meringue or bake a cake are happier overall in their day-to-day lives. After following 658 participants, the study found a correlation between everyday creativity and positive psychological health.

This isn’t the first time researchers have drawn a line connecting baking food with positive feelings. In recent years, psychologists have started spending more time exploring cooking and baking as a therapeutic tool.

This week the judging for the Sydney Royal Professional Bakery Competition commenced; so it’s probably safe to say that these bakers that conjure up some of the most delicious goods in the country are probably happy. Even if you aren’t a baker though, these sweet treats certainly bring joy to everyone else who is lucky enough to try them! 

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