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Six Reasons Why Every Person Should Cook

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:


Cooking as therapy is effective because it encourages creativity. It builds confidence in people and boosts their task performing ability. Cooking can keep your mind occupied by switching the creative side of your brain. With great outcome, people can feel extremely confident and loved. It definitely isn’t an art that everyone can master; therefore not everyone can be the “best cook”. But the good news is – with effort, time and hard work, everything is possible. It’s something you can get better at overtime.  It creates a spirit of healthy competition among people enhancing their competitive spirit and boosting their morale in longer run. It makes them feel more productive and accomplished with good results. Therefore, everyone irrespective of gender should do cooking, it’s an art and every person can be an artist.


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:


We all know we live in a world where people live to eat and not eat to live. With foodies all around and dinners being hosted, who wouldn’t want to be a part of a fun event with finger licking good food served on their plates. One of my friends mom, who is also a food blogger hosts “open menu”  linner parties at her condo, every Saturday. I ended up missing them on the Saturdays I worked, and Saturdays I didn’t, I made sure I attended them all. She is known to host the best linner parties in town. Her menu is super practical, her choice of cuisine changes every week and her style is very unique. As generous as she is, she is the most loved/ popular person in her circle. Her Birthdays are never forgotten, she gets all the love from her audience, family and friends. Her social life is a book definition of perfect and she seems stress free enjoying what she loves doing the most. Also, in middle eastern cultures they believe that guests are God sent and taking good care of them and feeding them well is rewarding and an act of kindness.


4) Cooking saves money:

It costs about $25 for a family of four to buy a meal at a typical fast food restaurant. Averaging just two trips per week totals $50; continuing the pattern each week over the course of a full year comes to $2,600.

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:

Just like any other form of art, either people are natural at it or they learn to master the skill with sincere efforts / practice. With cooking, experts claimed that it helps in building focus and is a great way to enhance their learning abilities. They say that “practice makes a man perfect”, with cooking that perfection has no end point. The more we cook, the better we get at the game and the faster we become. The first time I made food took me almost a lifetime compared to now- where I go into the kitchen and leave in a few minutes.


6) Cooking strengthens relationships:

According to Thinking Nomads, 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.

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1 Comment
  • October 11, 2019 at 5:01 am
    Saba Q

    This is motivating- especially for people who have no choice but to cook to keep their families running. 😋
    Letting us know that theres a gain from routine chore is satisfying! 😍

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