We all are becoming so modernize and scientific, in terms of cooking that new methods are created to cook food which not only enhances its flavor but also minimizes cooking time. Baking is one of them. Baking refers to cooking food in the sealed enclosure. In past, food was baked closed under wooden or stone stove or underground but these days special purpose stoves are available for baking food and those are called ovens. The oven is an advanced version of a simple stove. It has the ability to cook food by baking, grilling etc.
Whipping up treats in the kitchen can do more than just creating yummy comfort food, according to a growing range of sources in both the culinary and mental health worlds. In fact, baking has been found to have the therapeutic value which helps to ease depression and anxiety. And seeing that one in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in time in their lives, this wholesome therapy is good for the family. But watch the sugar – how about making healthy versions of your favorite treats? So as per the context today we are mainly going to talk about the advantages related to the baking of food items. Thus “8 reasons why baked food is far better for your health shall be the epicenter of discussion”. So let us look at what are those.
COOKING IS MEDITATIVE
Any activity which takes your whole attention – especially if it’s simple and repetitive – can have a calming, meditative quality. The process of weighing out butter and sugar, whisking eggs, beating and folding create space in the mind and eases negative thinking processes.
BAKING STIMULATES THE SENSES
The feel of the flour, the sound of the blender, and of course the smell of the delectable final product – all these experiences stimulate the senses, which in turn increases feel-good endorphins.
NOURISHING ACTIVITIES FEEL GOODBaking – and any sort of cooking or food preparation – is ultimately about nourishing ourselves and others. To internalize this benefit, make an effort to bring your whole awareness to the healthy ingredients and love that go into your baked goodies.
BAKING IS CREATIVE
Psychologists have found a strong connection between creative expression and overall well-being – so experiment with that recipe if you dare, and make that frosting the prettiest it can be.
MAKE OTHER PEOPLE HAPPY
One of the best things about baking is that you can give away your creations and make other people feel happy – which in turn puts a smile on your dial. It’s a win-win situation after all.
MAKES FOOD TASTIER
Baked foods are full of tastes as it cooks more within its own oil, so it’s very juicy and rich in flavor if cooked with accurate time, temperature and measured ingredients, otherwise baked item will become too dry, hard and will not taste good.
MAKES FOOD FAT FREE
As far as healthy food is concerned, baked food comes first in this category because baked food items are low in fat. How are they low fat? Just think about the baking environment and you can easily understand why it has low-fat content. Baking is done in the area which is fully covered and no heat is passed outside until you open its door. So this stored heat helps in releasing natural energy/fat from the food (like meat) and in this way the very little amount of oiling is done at the start which is just for triggering the process of baking.
MAKES FOOD HEALTHIER
Baked food items become more healthy and tasty when baking is done underground. For instance, in the process of baking a mutton leg or chicken a hole is made around the item which is to be baked and then red hot pieces of coal are placed in it and then the meal is covered for the particular time. In this way, all the aroma and flavor remains well absorbed and preserved. Keep in mind that any food will remain tasty unless its flavor is not removed.