Some studies have found that the habit of cooking and cooking helps to improve the quality of life, mainly in the optimization of eating habits, saving money and improving the health of the body.
Cooking makes you happier
A study of 160 adults showed that people who cook their own meals tend to have a more positive attitude and worry less. In addition, people who cook themselves will be more particular about the selection of healthy food than those who go to the restaurant. In fact, it is not just cooking itself. Sharing food with others will help to improve your happiness. A recent eight-year study of 39000 Thais proves this argument.
It’s more economical to cook
According to a six-week trial in the United States, low-income people are required to receive relevant training, that is, they go to the shops to pick up ingredients and cook their own meals. After a period of training, the researchers found that these people have a great improvement in financial management capabilities. From now on, no longer worry about not having to spend money to buy food.
Cooking yourself helps to develop a healthier eating habit
Highly processed foods are rich in calories, salt, sugar and saturated fatty acids. A 2008 study in the UK showed that people’s energy from highly processed foods reached 51% of total intake. If the people with better cooking skills cook at least 5 days a week, the proportion of calories obtained from highly processed foods will be 3%-4% lower than the former, equivalent to 57-75 kcal. This number may not sound as alarming as it may be, but as time passes, this difference will become more apparent. For example, a 100 gram chocolate bar contains two kilograms of calories in two kilograms of western blue.
Cooking yourself will reduce the risk of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes
According to a study in the United States, people who cook 5-7 times a week have a 15% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than other people. This difference is mainly due to the increase in body weight. For people who cook 11 times to 14 times a week, men gained only 3.02 kg during the survey period and 2.62 kg for women. In other populations, men gained 3.36 kg and women gained 3.85 kg.
In addition, research shows that people who cook often often pay attention to the nutrition of food, the diversity of ingredients and the richness of the taste. This has an important role in preventing metabolic diseases such as hyperlipemia, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic kidney disease.
Who taught you to cook?
Based on surveys of people in Australia and Iran, researchers found that learning to cook during childhood or adolescence significantly increased their self-confidence in cooking and cooking skills, and mothers were often the first teachers of children’s cooking. Therefore, for mothers, letting children develop a habit of cooking and cooking helps to improve the quality of life in their lives.