Natural and Fresh Ingredients:
Home cooked meals are prepared using fresh and natural ingredients available locally, which not only retains all the nutrients in the food but also provides natural flavour and taste without any requirement of addition of taste enhancing, artifical flavouring and coloring agents detrimental to health in the long run.
Food prepared in home environment:
Environment plays important role in food preparation which usually slips off our minds while we order our meals from external sources. Unsuitable cooking environment and long hours of pre-preparation of food cause immediate oxidation of the vegetables and fruits, thereby leading to depletion of its antioxidant and vitamin levels.
Hygienic, Clean and Safe
The first and the foremost reason why homemade meals are excellent for health is truly justified by the quote, ‘The first wealth is health’. Furthermore, homemade food is clean as they provide you the best degree of hygiene and safety standards.
Balanced Combination of meals
Consuming the right kind and combination of meals is important to maintain great health. A balanced meal is a complete combination of food ingredients which not only provides us with macro-nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins and fats but also micro-nutrients like vitamins and nutrients.
Nutritionally rich dishes
A nutritionally rich recipe contains relatively greater amount of vitamins and minerals. As your body requires these vitamins and minerals, known as micronutrients which nourishes your body and help to keep you stronger and healthier. ‘Your diet is a bank account, good food choices are great investments’.
Creative and flexible food items
Customization of food is important to meet and understand the needs and demands of today’s world.The elegance of a food also depends on how creative, flexible and innovative options are offered. As it is rightly said “A recipe has no soul, you as the cook must, bring soul to the recipe”
Multicultural and traditional cusines
Traditional foods are nutrient-rich and have a long history of supporting health and wellness. Different foods and food groups are good sources for vital nutrients and minerals, so a diverse diet best ensures nutrient adequacy. Indeed, these foods have been consumed for thousands of years. Food in Sanskrit— bhojana, ‘that which is to be enjoyed’.