And their priorities were reflected in Google searches hitting an all-time high on Tuesday night, according to Google Trends:
Dozens of tweets were subsequently responded, showing pictures of empty wine racks, freezers filled with desserts and empty ice cream bowls.
Cravings for food and alcohol during times of stress are a well-known cause. According to a Harvard study, foods full of fat and sugar appear to have a limited effect on stress responses and emotions. Foods seem to fight stress ̵1; and this can contribute to people’s cravings due to stress.
Americans are also drowning their fears in alcohol. On Election Day, liquor delivery company Drizly reported a 68% increase in sales from the previous Tuesday’s four-day average.
Drizly, which operates in 26 states, said orders grew broadly, but sales in the blue state increased 75%, while sales in the red state rose 33%.