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Cooking and sanity – Here’s how this cooking method can lift your spirits

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cooking is often used as a method to decompress after a long day.
  • It is said to work as a meditative technique to boost well-being.
  • Read on to know the health benefits of baking.

New Delhi: When in doubt, bake a cake. Food is often used as a method to decompress after a long day. While most people often refrain from this activity as conventional cooking can be quite a tedious process, others opt for cooking as a meditative technique to stimulate well-being. Some easy pastry shop ideas may include:

  • Cakes in a cup
  • Bread
  • Cookies
  • brownies
  • Muffins

Besides being good for Mental Healthbaking is also considered a healthy alternative to frying because it uses less oil.

Benefits of cooking

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Here is some health benefits of cooking:

  1. It can help boost concentration: Technique does indeed play an important role in cooking, however, people who cook frequently would agree that when it comes to baking, it’s more about balance than technique. Baking a simple cookie requires careful measuring and mixing of ingredients to produce a cookie with the right texture, taste, and consistency. An imbalance in even a single ingredient can make it go haywire and instead of expecting a crumbly cookie, you can end up eating a pebble. The process of carefully selecting, measuring, and adding ingredients can help boost focus, making cooking an effective way to improve cognitive function.
  2. It can help boost your creativity: Cooking is an art and what is art without creativity? Cooking techniques such as baking give you the freedom to get creative and try new recipes. It will not only stimulate creativity, but can also induce feelings of productivity, happiness, and excitement.
  3. It can help relieve stress: Oh to be blessed with the smell of a batch of freshly baked cookies, or to hear the crispiness of freshly baked bread. In addition to boosting cognitive function, baking can help simulate senses such as smell, taste, vision, and more. This promotes the release of endorphins, chemicals that can help alleviate stress, anxietyand pain.
  4. It can help build social skills: What’s better than a box of freshly baked brownies? Human beings are social creatures and several studies have shed light on the benefits of social relationships on human mental and physical well-being. Cooking has proven to be an effective way to build relationships and improve socialization skills. Therefore, baking can effectively contribute to improving social welfare.
  5. It can have therapeutic effects: Meditation tends to have calming effects on the body and mind. As well as boosting concentration, baking also tends to induce feelings of euphoria — and no, it’s not the sugar rush. All the benefits of cooking combined, it can have a therapeutic impact on the body and can relieve symptoms of depression.

Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietConsult a physician before beginning any fitness program or making any changes to your diet.

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