The Key to Better Nutrition: How Cooking Can Change Your Life

Posted by NikH

The best thing you can do for your health today is to watch what you eat. Your diet is so important to health that there isn’t any point in slogging out at the gym if your diet is rich in refined carbohydrate, bad fats, sugars and too much alcohol. Contrary to common belief, there is nothing you can do to fix a poor diet. You cannot eat excessive amount of calories and burn it on the treadmill. It may appear to be possible on heart-rate monitors, but in reality, that is not the case. Decades of lousy diet, leads to aging related diseases. Debilitating ailments like Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases, Osteoporosis, Gout and Alzheimer’s Diseases (to name a few), are a direct result of poor diet.

Read this: Why Eating in Moderation Will Not Help You Lose Weight

Cook Your Way to Health

It is said that we live in a toxic environment; meaning that modern lifestyle makes it difficult to eat well and get adequate sunlight and exercise.  Eating well has become a challenge. If we have to go to the office everyday, we do not have the luxury to cook every meal we eat.   Just because it’s difficult to achieve, doesn’t mean that we do not try.  Cooking has, nevertheless, become a necessity. As explained in the video, cooking fresh wholesome foods guarantees that we get the right nutrients and avoid harmful additives. There are ways make cooking easy, here are some tips:

  • Plan your grocery shopping. Buy only fresh, unprocessed ingredients: vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, meat and eggs.
  • Stock up with spices, good oils (olive, coconut, and other seed oils), tomato paste, soy sauce,
  • Cut and cook all the fresh ingredients for the entire week, cook them up and pack them into the freezer compartment.
  • Cook in bulk, portion and store in freezer compartment.

If you have to take your lunch to work, invest in good quality, sturdy microvavable containers. Eating out may be convenient, but the cost to your health in the long term may make taking some effort in eating home cooked foods worthwhile.