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Baking Can Cure the Blues

Young Woman Holding a Tray of Freshly Baked MuffinsI’ve always said baking bread is therapy for me. Now there’s some science to back that up. The study from New Zealand followed 658 young people in a 13 day study.

Some outcomes of the study showed that baking helps them focus on small tasks that are similar to meditation. This led to more enthusiasm and higher flourishing days. This just reinforces the idea that creativity is a positive experience for better well-being.

So enjoy that good feeling of taking freshly baked bread out of the oven!



About Karen Blakeslee

The Rapid Response Center was formed in 1995 as a resource for Kansas State University Research & Extension Agents. Resource topics included Food Science, Human Nutrition, Food Service, Textiles, Home Care and other consumer topics. Since that time, the Center has grown to be of valuable assistance to Kansas State University Extension Specialists in those areas.

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