Cook, please!

Cook please. Garden covered in Zucchini Plants www.diningwithmimi.com

Cook, please, it’s healthier for your body. A gift that  you may give to yourself and your loved ones. Fresh fruits and vegetables offer great nutritional benefits that you will not see in processed food. When you cook your food you know exactly how it has been washed,  how fresh it is, how it has been handled,  who prepared and what ingredients are included.

Cook, please Antique Dough Bowl www.diningwithmimi.com
Antique Dough Bowl
Cook, please! Your body will love you for it.

Our body’s health operates by the nutrition that we give it. Heather Mangieri from The Academy of Nutrition and Diabetics is a registered dietician nutritionist. On a recent study Heather commented that “The findings support the evidence-based position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that the best nutrition-based strategy for promoting optimal health and reducing the risk of chronic disease is to wisely choose a wide variety of foods.”

Choosing fresh foods and preparing is the best way to know what ingredients actually go into your food. When was the last time that you cooked a meal and included a list of chemical preservatives in your recipe? We should not have to resort to research to find out what an item is when you see on food labels.

Cook, please so you know what your eating

However, understanding food labels is a job in itself. In my research I located this article  from Dr Mercola that provides a scary list of information. If your interested in Dr Mercola’s background and education it may be viewed on his site. Visit the about page for details on his medical expertise and background.

Cooking is something that I love to do. I know that this is not the case for everyone. Learning to cook is something that we should do for our health even if we do not enjoy the process.  It truly is the way to help our bodies work as well as they may.  There are some things that we don’t have control over but our food intake is not one of them. Cook, please.

Cook, please! Food Market in Barcelona www.diningwithmimi.com
Food Market in Barcelona Spain

As a result the more I research and learn about food processing the more I want to limit. I try to be selective about the processed foods that we eat and balance it out with fresh food. I confess to being a potato chip addict. If I bring it home, I am going to eat them because I adore the crunch of just about any kind. Sadly, I’m not even snobby about it, any chip will do.

In conclusion, I too struggle with using processed foods. They are a huge convenience and may taste good. Food manufacturers actually insert items in the food to make us crave their products. Learning this fact makes me want to limit all of their products from my diet. If it doesn’t grow in nature, we probably should not eat it.  Easy to say but harder to do, cook please.

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Author: Mimi

I have a love affair with food, entertaining, travel and music. This site is a vehicle for me to share my journey of food. Traveling allows exposure to all types of cooking. I have learned to cook by being hungry, curious and willing to fail. Food is another form of art and creative expression.
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