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  • Writer's pictureDr. Judy

HEALTH TIP: Cook for Your Mental & Physical Health

Want a great weekend hack for better #wellbeing? Get cooking - it’s good for your mental AND physical health! ⁣There are so many benefits to #cooking:

  1. It encourages good nutritional decisions. When you cook for yourself you are more aware of what you’re putting in your body and it makes you more #mindful of your food choices. ⁣

  2. It helps your #brain stay sharp. Cooking involves creativity, following instructions, and multitasking and trains your executive function, according to research.⁣

  3. It gives you a sense of accomplishment. Having something to show for your time and effort at the end is a huge bonus of cooking! And as you experiment with more complex recipes, you will feel this sense of accomplishment grow. ⁣

  4. It gives you a chance to be altruistic! I have the best time cooking for others. It’s a real act of love and generosity to be able to offer someone the food that you’ve cooked, and to nourish them, mind, body, and soul - which makes you feel good about yourself too!⁣

  5. It provides a ready-made #mindfulness activity. The very act of cooking encourages mindfulness, helps you to focus on the present moment, and improves decision-making, according to research. you can challenge yourself to be mindful from the start to end, from cooking, eating, too cleaning up. ⁣

  6. You save money! According to a survey, you can save $16 per meal by cooking at home, which adds up to $5,760 a year if you cook once a day!⁣ ⁣ I made a simple scramble with zucchini, spinach, onions, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese topped with avocado. I add a touch of milk to my eggs to make it extra creamy and delish!⁣ What will you cook today?

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