• Scientists managed to identify the interdependence of food addictions and the mental state of a person. So, at heart, chocolate lovers are lonely and unhappy people, in whose life there is a lack of love, pity, attention, the newspaper RBK daily writes.

• And according to the psychotherapist, associate professor of the Department of Psychosomatology of the RUDN University Vladimir Esaulov, addiction to dairy products gives out the need for care and affection. "After all, this food is associated with mother's milk, and hence with the period of life when we were protected and surrounded by love, " said Esaulov.

• "In general, any taste preferences indicate the presence of special psychological needs. Craving for spicy gives out a desire to add pepper to life, to tough foods - nuts, hard fruits - a desire to win. Psychologists know that love for certain foods goes back to childhood or any another happy time, when certain foods were associated with joy, reward or a sense of security. Therefore, food addiction is based not so much on the physiological need for a particular food product as on the desire to return the best moments of life, "the psychologist believes.

• Meanwhile, another regularity is also known. Meat lovers, especially beef, are often nervous and aggressive. And people who prefer mainly fruits and vegetables have a calm and balanced character.

• Back in the 19th century, biochemist Alexander Danilevsky conducted an experiment on pigeons, which were fed completely different foods for five to six weeks: one group ate peas, and the other ate boiled meat. The change in the nature of the birds turned out to be interesting. So, the birds that pecked peas were calm and good-natured. And the meat-eaters became irritable and aggressive, and after several months of such a diet, they turned into real predators. The postulate of the peacefulness of vegetarians and the aggressiveness of meat-eaters has become widespread.

• And the Russian scientist, candidate of psychological sciences Alexander Makarov, according to his own statements, revealed the subtlest nuances of the influence of character on the choice of food and food on the personal qualities of a person. For example, according to him, tomatoes in any form - raw or fried - are the food of generous Democrats with a broad soul. Sensitive people like cucumbers. Cabbage and beans are preferred by people who need courage and determination. But individuals who eat exclusively vegetables are distinguished by increased disgust, fear of difficulties, and compliance.

• By the way, the way vegetables are cooked also speaks volumes. Those who are not averse to crunching raw carrots, apples, cabbage, are mentally healthy and balanced, while lovers of sour, salty and heavily pickled ones have obvious tyrannical notes. For example, Ivan the Terrible loved pickles and sour milk. Peter I also preferred products with a sour taste, and Stalin could not live without young wine and lemons.

• Products of animal origin, of course, carry their own special "psychological charge". In particular, Alexander Makarov claims that sausage and boiled meat are preferred by assiduous, diligent and obligatory individuals. Love for fatty foods - lard, bacon, brisket, pork ribs - indicates a tendency to jealousy, suspiciousness and a sense of possessiveness.

• Lovers of meat with smoke, kebabs, smoked sausages - incorrigible romantics and dreamers who love to travel. Dreamy and hedonistic natures are given a special craving for seafood. Cheese lovers are reliable, consistent, gentle and compliant people.