Baking treats is not only pleasing your sweet tooth, but experts say it has real psychological benefits.

According to The Huffington Post, it’s a great stress reliever.

Baking for others works as a way of communicating one’s feelings, because sometimes a cookie is the best way to show a little gratitude.

The focus on the process makes baking a mindful activity as you are thinking step-by-step, it makes you present in the moment and can even push sad thoughts away.

Baking for others also contributes to a sense of well being it’s a form of altruism and you gain people’s appreciation.

So bake on!

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