You can cook your way to better mental health; Here’s how

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It’s not unusual to hear people extol the virtues of preparing our own meals. Many people support this practice since it may help us save money, enhance our health, and broaden our cooking abilities. Despite these advantages, many people find cooking to be tedious.For these reasons, cooking may be a divisive hobby: some of us adore it, while others despise it.

Cooking, regardless of your stance, has been professionally proved to improve our mental health. Don’t simply take our word for it if you think this is unexpected news.

Continue reading to discover about the various ways that meal preparation may improve your mental health, as well as some suggestions for getting started!

Cooking Contributes to a Brain-Boosting Diet

Did you know that some meals can help you think better? A 2014 study found a link between poor mental health and bad eating habits.

Diet of the Mediterranean

A balanced diet free of processed foods, on the other hand, can improve your memory and maintain appropriate neurotransmitter activity.

The Mediterranean diet is one example of a cuisine that might enhance these mental health advantages. If you are unable to obtain fresh, healthy foods, consider contacting your local Community Supported Agriculture group (CSA). Give them a call to find out what your possibilities for assistance are.

Cooking fosters social interaction.

How frequently does a recipe generate only one serving? It is quite rare. Food is supposed to be shared, and cooking provides an easy way to foster community. You may seek the help of a friend to experiment in the kitchen, or you could invite some loved ones around for a meal.

When it comes to eating, there are several opportunities for social contact. Recent studies supports the socialization associated with cooking.

Cooking is an excellent intervention utilized in therapeutic and rehabilitative settings, according to a 2017 study published in the Health Education & Behavior Journal. If you’re not sure where to start, look up some YouTube videos and start exploring.

Cooking Improves Self-Esteem

When our mental health suffers, it is not unusual for our self-esteem to suffer as well. Achieving a long-desired recipe may dramatically boost your self-esteem. Cooking has been clinically demonstrated to enhance confidence significantly.

Cooking Can Assist You in Establishing a Routine

Routine is so good for our brains that it has inspired a type of psychotherapy. Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy (IPSRT) is a type of psychotherapy that is most typically utilized with people who suffer from bipolar illness.

This treatment recognizes how stressful life events and changes in one’s daily routine can provoke mental health concerns—in the case of bipolar illness, it might lead to the development of a manic or depressed episode. This sort of treatment encourages people to make a routine for when they go to bed, wake up, and eat, as well as other daily tasks. Our circadian rhythm can be balanced by sticking to a regimen. Cooking may become a regular part of your routine, adding to your general well-being.

Cooking Increases Creativity

According to a new study, including creative hobbies into your everyday life can considerably improve your mood and general well-being.

Another study classifies cooking as a creative activity, even highlighting the links between cooking and mood enhancement. So we can’t refute the science: wear your chef hat and bravely explore your kitchen to feel better than ever.

What to Do First

At this stage, you may be enthusiastic about cooking to improve your mental health but have no idea where to begin. Here are some suggestions:

Consider what some of your favorite foods are. Perhaps you enjoy foods that are difficult to prepare oneself, such as sushi or filet mignon.

That’s fine; you may still use it to get an idea of what tastes you would enjoy. You could, for example, bake fish in the oven or make a basic burger in a pan. Consider taking a culinary lesson.

You’re likely to be in the company of others who are also gaining confidence in the kitchen, which may make the experience less stressful.If you’re worried about travelling alone, ask a friend to accompany you. Make contact with your inner circle.

Asking a loved one to show you a few cooking tips and tricks may be a comfortable approach to get started.

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Why you should respect your food? Share it, Don’t waste it

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We should always respect the food we get because it is the blessing of the One Almighty God, who loves cares for us despite all our shortcomings.

Today let me share the story of a little boy who was ashamed of the tiffin his mother packed for him daily.

“For lunch, my mum serves me roti and sabzi (bread and veggies). It’s quite embarrassing. My schoolfriends make fun of me. I hardly ever open my tiffin box at school,” Golu used to say.

One day he happened to notice a child begging for food from every passerby one fateful day. Golu continued to stare at the child. He was so little and so hungry!

Golu recalled his lunch pail and pulled it out. He then handed it over to the pleading boy.He accepted the lunch with gratitude and a grin on his face, but he didn’t eat a morsel.He dashed over to another small child and began feeding him.Golu approached them with curiosity and inquired about the other boy.

He said that he was his brother, and that the two of them had not eaten anything for two days.

“Why don’t you eat half of it?” Golu inquired.

He was moved when the little boy replied that his brother is more hungry. Golu then dashed home and begged his mother for more food.

He offered it to the youngster and was pleased to see him devour the meal. Golu learned the value of food in life, as well as how fortunate he was to eat three meals a day, plus more pleasures!

Following that incident, Golu didn’t care what people thought of his tiffin and ate it regularly.


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Why sleeping well is the best thing you can do for your health?

Sleep is the best thing that the One Almighty God has made for your mind and body. And there is a long list of reasons for that.

One of them that I just found out is that the glymphatic system, an unique sewage system in the brain, comes into high gear during sleep. As you fall asleep, the sanitization mechanism cleans your brain of beta amyloid, a sticky, deadly substance related to Alzheimer’s disease. You won’t be able to obtain that power cleansing if you don’t get enough sleep.

Simply said, sleep — a regular seven to nine hours each night – is the single most beneficial thing we can do each day to reset our brain and body health, which is why I value and enjoy sleep (scientifically and personally).

Source: Why sleeping well is the best thing you can do for your health? – Towards A Better Life

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Inspiring story of IFS officer who was diagnosed with IIH, failed twice

Doctors told Anisha Tomar she had Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) when she began studying for her second attempt at the UPSC examinations. She later became a well-known IFS officer.

Success and failure stories both motivate us in different ways. Such anecdotes inspire UPSC hopefuls to persevere in their difficult road toward becoming a government servant.

Anisha Tomar, an IFS officer from New Delhi passed the test with an All India Rank (AIR) of 94 on her third try in 2019.

Anisha was diagnosed with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) in February 2018, just as she began preparing for her second try.

Anisha said, “With prelims only a few months away, I felt like my dream was slipping away from me. She feared she’d never be able to recover from her two-month hiatus.

Surprisingly, she passed the prelims but failed the mains by six marks that year. Nonetheless, she was unwilling to give up on her ambition.

Anisha breezed through the prelims once more and concentrated on the mains. She says that her right hand’s pinky finger was completely swollen and bruised. Anisha passed the mains and went to the interview, as predicted.

She describes her feelings as fear, concern, lethargy, and fatigue. The thought of studying for prelims tormented her. Her eyes welled up when she saw her position of 94th.

Anisha said, “Growth is gradual, life is unpredictable, hope is all we have.”

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Health is wealth value it before you lose it

Health is the biggest gift of the One Almighty God. In fact, it has become our biggest priority after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world in 2020.

Nobody can stand or focus on anything in life if they are not healthy.So, while considering what is the most essential component of life?The solution is health.Defining health as something that can get you anything in this life if you have the right concentration and a healthy mental condition.If one wishes to live a happy life, mental health is the most crucial element to consider. You must maintain your mental, physical, and emotional well-being if you really want to live a better and happier life.

Source: Health is wealth value it before you lose it – Towards A Better Life

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Academy of Sky?

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Are Admin Rights A Joke?

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Learn to value health and time before they get depleted


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It takes two to build the street called love

It’s true – relationships are a two-way street. In all successful relationships, there is a little give and take. This is because both the people in a relationship cares about how the other person feels and wants.

True love starts with making an effort to keep the other person happy. But you should always reciprocate the effort made by the other person who can be your parents, your wife, your children, and whoever you love and care about.

And remember love is a process that has no ending. It is a two-way street that is always being built.

Source: It takes two to build the street called love – Towards A Better Life

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Why you must take care of your body

Health problems, even minor ones, can interfere with or even overshadow other aspects of your life. Even relatively minor health issues such as aches, pains, lethargy, and indigestion take a toll on your happiness and stress levels.

Being physically healthy enables you to have better overall health, including in your relationships. You only get one body, so taking care of it is important.

Making a commitment to healthier habits is the only way to improve your ability to cope with stress, and take care of body.

Source: Why you must take care of your body – Towards A Better Life

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