Cooking is part art, part science. Unlike in ancient times where cooking was a job for women, in this era of millennials, men are not shy in taking up cooking as their careers. While people still debate about cooking being a job of women or should be adopted by men, here’s what science has to say about cooking?! These facts will undoubtedly open your mind.
These SIX REASONS will make every person want to cook!!!!
1) Cooking Builds Confidence:
2) Cooking Improves Hand and Eye Coordination.
As we all know cooking needs a lot of prep and handwork. It takes a lot of peeling, chopping, cleaning, adding spices and cleaning up. According to science, , cooking has helped many in building focus and it improves their hand and eye coordination. It allows your brain to think faster and act responsively. Mental health experts credit cooking with helping to relieve depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and other conditions, and many counselors are now using cooking or baking as therapy tools for people suffering from mental-health problems. It’s an innately rewarding experience.
Be appreciative of all the cooks in your family, after all they’re the ones that keep your cravings at bay.
3) Cooking Promotes Social Life:
4) Cooking saves money:
According to Trent Hamm of simple dollar, The average American spends $232 per month eating meals prepared outside the home. Given that there’s 18.2 meals eaten outside the home in an average month by the average American, the average meal outside the home costs a person $12.75. Now do your math. And that’s minus all the fancy dates, family dinners, and social dinners that take once in a while for sure.
If planned right, this could be avoided and brought down to once or twice a week at the max saving your $ significantly. You’ll notice suddenly how much money you have been saving by not eating out alone. Eating out can also lead to health issues and high medical bills. By eating right, you could also save up on those insurance payments/ medical bills. Be a wise eater, let eating out be for special days and eating at home be a norm.
5) Cooking enhances learning abilities:
6) Cooking strengthens relationships:
It’s been proven that cooking can actually strengthen relationships, which is one of the reasons couples are encouraged to cook with one another. One of the reasons for this is because cooking together can actually help improve communication. It doesn’t just apply to couples in a relationship; improved communication can also develop in other types of relationships such as mothers and daughters in law, especially new ones who might still be trying to find effective ways to communicate with one another. Cooking offers a non threatening way to offer constructive criticism to newfound relations and it also helps each other realize who has certain strengths and weaknesses. This can be helpful for knowing how to encourage one another or help build up each other’s confidence in specific areas. Knowing how to communicate better, finding ways to offer constructive criticism, and understanding the strengths and weaknesses are all definitely things that can strengthen relationships.
Also as broken record as it may sound, men adore women with great cooking skills. After all ladies-a way to a man’s heart is his belly.