Is Cooking at Home Better for My Health?

December 1, 2020
Is Cooking at Home Better for My Health?- AFC Urgent Care

With food apps like DoorDash and UberEats becoming more and more popular, choosing your ingredients and learning to make a home-cooked meal is becoming less and less popular.

If you’re looking to become healthier, though, cooking your own meals on a more frequent basis will help if you are intentional in choosing the right ingredients. Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga explains why.

How Is Cooking a Healthier Option Than Eating Out?

When you eat out, there is a high chance that you don’t really know what makes up the meals that you have chosen. Cooking allows you to be more mindful of what you’re eating.

Still, cooking at home is only healthy if you choose quality recipes and ingredients. If you add lots of refined sugars and fattening ingredients in your meals, there aren’t many health benefits of cooking at home. We would highly encourage you to consider some of the tasty and healthy ingredients below for your next meal.

Healthy, Tasty Ingredients to Consider When Cooking

  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Organic salt and pepper
  • Ghee
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil

What If I Don’t Want to Go to The Grocery Store?

There’s a way around that, too! Consider trying a healthy food subscription service to help you get started. These services are great because they deliver the proper ingredients to your door and have lots of healthy meal options. They tend to be on the pricier side, though, so it could be a harder subscription to stick with for a long period of time.

If you don’t want to try a food subscription box, many grocery stores offer curbside pickup. Just look up your local grocery store’s website, choose curbside pickup and you’ll be on your way to a convenient, safe grocery experience!

Ways to Stay Safe at the Grocery Store

  • Stay socially distant from others who aren’t in your immediate family.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol before you enter the store and when you leave.
  • Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands.

AFC Urgent Care Chattanooga firmly believes in the health benefits of cooking from home! If you are feeling like your body is a little off-kilter, though, don’t hesitate to visit us today.

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