Living a healthy life can be achieved by having nutritious foods. It should balance the necessary vitamin, protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, minerals and water. Homemade food is good for our health. Foods prepared in restaurants have more fats, sugar, carbohydrates, sodium than homemade foods. So instead of eating foods which aren’t healthy, spend some time at home to prepare a healthy and balanced diet. Research says that people who have homemade food tend to be happier, healthier and have a longer life. Homemade foods contain sugar content and processed foods. Basically, homemade food is cheaper than eating at a restaurant or buying processed foods at supermarkets. We can plan several day meals with the groceries bought. Most importantly we won’t be tempted to have a lot of food. In many restaurants, they offer large content than necessary so we tend to eat more. There are more options to order from the menu in a restaurant which also results in spending and eating more than necessary. When you eat at home, you can regulate the food being served.
All the ingredients in homemade food are fresh vegetables and freshly ground pastes. For example, ginger garlic paste is available as a package, but women tend to use the fresh ginger garlic paste prepared by them at home while preparing foods. Meanwhile, in restaurants and hotels packaged foods are used since it is convenient for them to prepare foods on a larger scale. The starch which is exported from leading starch manufacturers in India helped them to feel the taste of foods in hotels. Using fresh ingredients for foods makes the home-made food even more delicious.
There are different types of oils for kitchen use: ginger oil, sunflower refined, olive oil, groundnut oil, sesame oil etc., So while preparing food, use the oil which will suit the purpose. Olive oil is good for people who have heart problems. Having food with a correct amount of oil itself will make one feel better. Addition of jaggery in milk instead of white sugar makes milk delicious and also healthier. Because white sugar is completely refined so it doesn’t contain essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium.
Some people may have allergies to certain food contents. When food is prepared at home, the special concern will be taken for them because you are the owner for your kitchen. You can be sure that you have avoided the allergic content from the food. Another important thing is about the kitchen cleanliness. Sometimes food vendor’s compromise food regulations to save money, so it is always safe to eat homemade food.
Parents can teach their children about cooking which will be a joyous experience for them. The cultural knowledge about their family recipes will be passed from generation to generation with teaching. Practice makes perfect applies. Start from simple dishes and after a constant practice with time you will cook better than most Chef.