Top 5 Benefits to Cooking Your Own Food

The best cure for the doldrums is in your kitchen

Creativity 5 min read Jan 15, 2020

You are what you eat, as they say. If everything you eat are greasy, unhealthy processed foods, know that there is an alternative.

Want to start eating healthy food on a more regular basis? Try cooking meals yourself! Here we list some of the many perks of preparing your own dishes.

You Can Choose What to Eat

If you know how to cook meals for yourself, you can choose anytime what to eat. Want curry for lunch? Done. You won’t even have to go out to dine.

At the same time, there’s a sense of accomplishment in being able to perfect your favourite dish. You’ll be rejoicing the first time you get that chicken parmigiana perfectly, and this could do good for your morale throughout the day. With every meal mastered, you build up a skill set and only get better with practice.

It’s Much Cheaper

Cooking your own food is generally cheaper than eating out. However, lots of working adults tend to consume food away from home practically every day, not necessarily by choice, but because they simply don’t have the time, or can’t make their own food. Some even resort to eating fast food daily, which is extremely unhealthy.

What they don’t realise is that eating homemade meals can save lots of cash, aside from other benefits. In fact, people who choose to cook at home more often than eat out “tend to have healthier overall diets without higher food expenses.”

Quality of Life is Better

Taste, culture – these are essential to being human. These are the only things that separate us from other creatures, and this tenet applies to everything from literature to fashion, as well as to food.

Hence, having a general proclivity to seek out good food will not only work for the benefit of your taste buds, but also to your overall well-being and quality of life.

You’ll Impress Your Friends and Family

Being able to cook, and being great at it, is an almost surefire way to impress people around you. Because who doesn’t like good food, right? For gatherings with friends or family, they’ll be begging you to make those excellent deep-fried chicken and corn rolls you prepared for them last time.

Also, being able to cook excellent meals will work wonders for your partner’s happiness. Trust us on this.

It’s Healthy

This is a no brainer. Cooking your own food is much healthier than eating fastfood, especially if you make an effort to prepare more healthy meals.

By eating healthy, you will experience decreased blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. Likewise, the risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes will be significantly reduced, and those taking medication for such diseases may see a decrease in their prescribed dosage, as well.

Not only that, your body will thank you for your lifestyle choices. You will begin to feel better almost instantly, and find yourself gaining energy and improved mental clarity, as well as confidence. All this comes with deeper sleep and reduced pressure off joints.

The latest class by The Cooks Workshop in Dural caters especially to learning how to cook meals healthily. Featured instructor Dr Megan Fabbro teaches students with or without any culinary experience how to prepare delicious, easy-to-make meals and how to incorporate a healthier approach to cooking.

Watch this space for more tips on how you can fix up your own wholesome meals. Book below.

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