Health Starts from Kitchen


Health is often referred to as "riches." Numerous proverbs from ancient times convey the same idea. Our elders and loved ones tend to share enchanting tales with us and enlighten us on the value of good health. The main idea of several books is to take care of one's health to experience the greatest amount of joy and tranquillity in life. With so many informational resources at our disposal, we now tend to search for solutions to questions that are essentially engrained in our minds. Having said that, I don't refute that we are ignorant of the fact that we possess the ability to solve our problems. Our true assets are simply not valued by us.

As was already noted, many people consider their health to be their greatest wealth. We only need to accomplish a few easy and simple tasks, such as proper nutrition, physical activity, and meditation, to ensure optimal health. Still, something inside of us prohibits us from accomplishing our full potential and forces us to turn outside of ourselves for wellness. The modern person has tended to put off difficult tasks and seek out simple solutions. We often search for endless ways to exercise, thousands of new recipes, and countless ways to meditate to achieve one straightforward aim, which is perfect health. For the aforesaid, we also frequently use the internet, read a lot of books, and listen to a significant number of motivational speakers, but we keep forgetting that we are all surrounded by everything we need in abundance to seek what we desire.

The kitchen is the most important and necessary space in every home because it is responsible for feeding its inhabitants. Any civilization's ability to thrive has always depended totally on providing food, and this will continue to be the case in the future because food is a basic requirement for survival. The stories of empires warring over food are prevalent in our history textbooks. Scientists are working constantly to find new ways to grow food in the future. Nowadays, there are countless varieties of food all around us. We only need to worry about one thing—that everything we put into our bodies must be pure and natural—to be healthy. Eating out has grown popular these days. Additionally, individuals are displaying this manner of living despite being aware of the adverse effects that the food supplied to them outside of their houses will eventually have on their health.

Cooking food does not include cutting the vegetables, putting them in a pot with various spices, putting them on the flame, and cooking for a certain amount of time. Food preparation takes a very long time. The children who were born in the 1990s witnessed their grandmothers and mothers taking baths and cleaning the kitchen as thoroughly as they could, including the platform where the food had to be cooked both in the morning and after dinner. Rangoli was made to embellish the kitchen in traditional Indian homes to draw abundance and divine favours. We have seen them worshipping this place no less than a temple, which is entirely true, as this place holds the same importance as a temple. God resides in the temples. We humans visit them to worship them and ask for blessings so that we can survive and carry out our daily tasks. In a similar vein, we prepare food in the kitchen for ourselves so that we can eat and thrive. Even animals don't eat to live; they live to eat. We may choose our food intelligently, which is the only way we can be distinguished from animals. We cannot simply consume what is on our platters. If we intend to be healthy, we ought to take care of a lot of things. A nutritious diet is crucial to staying fit. And the only place on earth where we can prepare healthy meals for our families is in our kitchen since we take care of every little detail there. Only with great care in our kitchens can everything be done, from cleaning the organic veggies to chopping them precisely, using the appropriate oils and spices, and cooking everything for the perfect duration of time so as not to destroy the nutrients in the food. Not all of these procedures are necessarily handled by restaurants outside our homes.

Furthermore, it is generally believed that the person cooking the food has an impact on the food depending on their mood. Positive energy can only be transferred into the food if the person preparing it is joyful, at ease, and content. In our culture, the idea of blessing food is not new. Blessed food is therapeutic for a variety of ailments. Therefore, food prepared in our kitchens has healing properties that cannot be found in food prepared elsewhere.

If I declare that dining out is always wrong—which it isn't—I would be accused of bias. We can eat the food wherever it is if the aforementioned concerns are addressed. In the simplest terms, a specific procedure must be followed to preserve the food's quality because, ultimately, we are all working nonstop across the world to provide food for our families and ourselves. There is no point in chasing after material possessions if we are not paying close attention to what we put into our bodies. A person can only fully enjoy the materialistic world if they are in good health. Only when we eat well and healthily can we focus on other activities such as meditation and other similar ones. A famished body cannot practice meditation or exercise. Thus, eating healthfully, which begins in the kitchen, represents the first step to achieving excellent health. Consequently, it is acceptable to conclude that health starts in the kitchen. The only way we can withstand any hardship and even continue to thrive as we did in the past is if we are eating healthily, which not only guarantees our survival but also makes us healthy, affluent, and wise.