The poll of 2,000 adults found a fifth will have a full English fry up when in need of a little pick me up.
And while a bacon sarnie hits the spot for 21 per cent, 14 per cent will make themselves feel better with a full roast dinner.
But one in 10 turn to comfort foods daily and 74 per cent will always opt for foods that are high in sugar.
Despite this, more than half acknowledge what they consume can in fact make them feel worse – with 57 per cent feeling full of regret after eating certain foods.
Team GB nutritionist, Nigel Mitchell has teamed up with Aldi, which commissioned the research, to champion the importance of your diet on your mood and everyday life – creating a series of recipes for the family.
Nigel said: “It’s fascinating how our bodies react to certain foods, and when our mood is low, we do tend to turn to things that give us a sense of comfort.
“While we, of course, all want to enjoy a treat from time to time, it’s important that we are aware of the link between our diets and mood to make sure that we are also selecting foods that can have a truly positive impact us.
“The recipes I’ve created with Aldi are all based on foods that I know are accessible and affordable – proving we don’t have to be an Olympian to eat like one.”
The study also found that for 31 per cent, their mood lift lasts for up to an hour, but 17 per cent said their boost only lasts a few minutes.
The most likely time people will turn to certain foods is when they are feeling sad or down (52 per cent), while 48 per cent will do it when they are feeling stressed.
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