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5 reasons cooking is good for you

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Gabriella Diesendorf is blogger from Australia. She loves badgering about beauty, green lifestyle choices and parenting techniques
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Do you have an insane schedule and as a result you end up eating fast food far too often? Do you feel that you have had enough of it and it is time for change? It is obvious that people will prioritise work, family, relationships and social life, but it would be great if you managed to find enough time to prepare meals for yourself. Instead of driving up to the restaurant, placing an order and waiting for it, you can cook a nice healthy meal at home for the same amount of time. So, there is no reason why you shouldn’t start cooking. Au contraire, there are quite a few reasons why you should start cooking right now, and here are some of them.

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The food you make at home is much healthier

The food you can prepare at home is usually much healthier than the one that you order or eat at the restaurants. Now, this doesn’t apply to all of the restaurants but the truth is that most people choose fast foods and casual restaurants where food is not healthy at all. They usually use cheap ingredients in order to have bigger profits. Those cheap ingredients come from GMO crops and nutrient-depleted soils, full of pesticides and antibiotics which have an extremely bad effect on your body. Instead of eating those, you can buy fresh vegetables and make a healthy meal for you and your family.

Cooking will save you money

It is hard to imagine how much money you can save by cooking your meals. You may think you’ll spend the same amount of money as on buying prepared meals, but you’re wrong. The studies have shown that if you’d cook most of your meals you could save up to $4,000 a year. There are ways to save even more. You can find cheap meals online and prepare some of them for your family. Sometimes, there will be leftovers you can eat tomorrow, and that will again save you both time and money.

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It brings the family together

Preparing a meal can be a great way to get the whole family together and share love. Kids can set the table or help you cook. This does not only mean spending more time together but also setting a good example for your children. By helping you they also learn about cooking and create working habits. Preparing the meal together and eating in company is another thing that can make you feel happy and relaxed - not just you, but the whole family.

It can become your hobby

Cooking is known to relax people and make them feel better. If you try cooking and you start enjoying it you’ll see how it will affect your overall health and state of mind. People who have hobbies are usually more relaxed and feel better about themselves. Cooking is considered to be among the best possible hobbies you can have, especially if you are interested in preparing healthy food and low-calorie meals. You’ll make your hobby even more enjoyable by getting various kitchen equipment and quality cookware, such as scanpan.

Weight control

When you are preparing your meals it is much easier to control your weight. If you notice that you or a family member is gaining weight you can always cut down on desserts and serve more vegetables and fruits. You can also serve smaller portions of food, as the studies have shown that people tend to eat more when given a bigger portion. At a restaurant, you’ll probably eat a dessert if you get it and you’ll finish the portion no matter how big it is.

We hope you’ve realised how cooking can improve your lifestyle and make you feel better. Besides this, you’ll probably lose some weight and save some money. Grab your cookware and prepare all the meals in the following week. After that, cooking will seem much easier and you’ll be keen on doing it even more.

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