Why You Should Cook More During Self Isolation

#By Parvathy Suresh & Reetu Jhamnani

As the world faces an unprecedented crisis, most of us are trying to make the best out of the time we have in hand and cooking seems to be a trending activity. It may seem quite tempting to collapse on the sofa and order in at times, but there are more reasons to cook by yourself at home than otherwise:

Increased Creativity

Cooking is a creative process and following easy recipes in particular help distract your brain away from anxiety as well as induce a sense of calm. Serving as encouragement to branch out to other recipes, increase your knowledge of food, mix and match, experiment, and create your own ‘designer’ meals suited to your tastes!

Healthier Meals

Proper nutrition is fundamental to maintaining your health, especially during times of stress. Cooking for yourself helps you become more aware of what is put into your body. Moreover, cooking for yourself is also one of the best ways to take care of your mental health. Making a healthy meal requires knowledge on what ingredients are the best for you and this research leads to increased knowledge for now and for the future.

Saves Money

Cooking at home is far more cost-effective! Buying the ingredients and cooking for yourself can be more productive than ordering in every night. As cooking at home can ease pressure on one’s pocket, it can positively impact your overall financial situation and protect your physical and mental health as well.

Stronger Bonds

Food brings people together and cooking is a way to show people that you care. The time we have now gives us an opportunity to pause, connect, and catch up with each other, and feel a sense of "togetherness”. In addition, doing it for others also helps build self-worth and esteem, crucial for our health during times like these.

So keep those delicious meals coming! #StaySafe & #StayHealthy.

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