Cooking is one thing that every health enthusiast should have a good idea about. If you are on a mission to lose or gain weight, cooking is your secret to an effective and healthy weight loss. Convenience is killing us. Cooking gives one the ability to care for themselves in the way that suits their bodies. It also helps incorporate bonding in the family that is not present due to the busy schedules society has developed.
Factory made ingredients do not help either as the lost art of getting your food from the soil is gone or as it everything is “grab and go”. Added to the fact that most of these foods can make you sick, from increasing your blood pressure, high cholesterol or high blood sugar, leading to the high level of obesity.
This is also due to the junk food available everywhere that has hindered proper cooking in homes. Plus it serves as an opportunity to educate young children who don’t know the difference between a fruit and a vegetable. Most young ones don’t even know how to cook to add, causing the bridge for healthy eating longer than imagined. Here are a few reasons why cooking will save your life.
You will control your portion size
For a weight loss goal, you will have to learn the art of portion control and eat lightly and you can only do that when you’ve budgeted for a low quantity meal. Thus, you will eat less than you would eat if you were to eat out. There will be no room for a second serving you have used limited amounts of ingredients for cooking.
You will avoid food poisoning
With the time taken when food is being made at an eatery and the different ingredients added can cause an imbalance to your body. One might be allergic to shrimps and have no idea if the food seasoning was shrimp. It is best to cook with your own ingredients and avoid any health issues.
You will eat healthily
Eating healthy is a must for all people, and learning to cook will help greatly. You can spice up your dish with as much vegetable or fruits as you would like. You can substitute unhealthy oils that provide high cholesterol which can increase heart problem issues, with healthier oils. You can make your foods from scratch, ranging from meals to drinks. Everything can be based on a healthy scale.
You will save more
This will help you save more. Buying food stuffs and keeping in the fridge or your pantry will save you from eating every now and then outside or ordering in at all. You will save more money when you budget, cook and store up for later on.
Own Your Kitchen
Sometimes the reason we eat junk food is because we always have junk food within our reach. Make a decision to eat healthily and no matter how tired you are, for the sake of your health and that of your family. You can start by throwing all junk and restore with healthy organic foods. Fill your shelves with fresh food. You can join a network that promotes agriculture that will help cheaper supply of fresh organic foods so as to not run out food stock.
Reinstate the Family Dinner
This will encourage much needed family time. You can make dinner fun, creative and unpredictable by the dishes you prepare to make dinner something to look forward to wherever members of your family are.
Eating together, without phones, television and any other distraction will help families connect and focus on the food than when everyone eats in front of the TV which can also lead to eat more than required. Added to that could be the wrong type of food in the first place. After eating, everyone can help clear up and clean not leaving majority of the dishes to one individual to do alone, thus making.
Learn How to Cook and Shop
There many sources from where one can learn how to cook. From YouTube videos, TV, cooking classes, or if you know how to and your kids don’t, you can make it a family activity and get everyone involved.
Invest in a Garden
If you have a space, then you can invest in a garden that grows your vegetables. Put your money where your mouth is as they say. Not only are they nutritious, homegrown vegetables are tasty too. You can learn about gardening and all related processes and start making your own garden. It should be fun for you and your family as you learn more about what you eat.
Spending time with the people you love or yourself will aid in less stress and aid healthy living which is good for your health. Why not save yourself all the stress and cook for a change.
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