Can cooking improve your mental health and increase mindfulness? Research shows that culinary therapy is on the rise especially during the ongoing pandemic we are facing. Many health professionals across the globe are advising their patients who suffer with mental health issues to try out cooking as a therapy tool. At BANG! Curry, we are passionate about both our customers and having a positive impact through our curry kits.
So, are you curious to know the benefits of cooking and curry-making on your mental wellbeing? We’ve got you covered. We’re sharing our top five ways that you can cultivate a sense of happiness through cooking and curry-making!
Feeling of accomplishment
When you are cooking for yourself or for your loved ones, you are setting an achievable goal for yourself. Watching your ingredients come together to something delicious and healthy is very satisfying. The sense of accomplishment that cooking can give you, can lift both your spirits and your overall mood.
At BANG! Curry, we make the feeling of accomplishment very easy to achieve with our simple 3-step process. Read more about our 3-step process right here.
A creative boost
Getting creative in the kitchen can have positive results on your mental health. Cooking at home enables you to experiment in the kitchen and find out how each ingredient plays an important role in the dish. Finding and perfecting your favourite recipes is definitely a creative activity. At BANG! Curry, we are all about letting you choose your favourite curry ingredient to add to your delicious creations. You can find some of our mouthwatering recipes using some of our own personal favourite ingredients right here.
Disclaimer: We are certain you will be tempted to start cooking as soon as you check out our recipes!
A healthier you!
Positive mental health is closely linked to physical health and we all are aware of a healthy, balanced diet. As our bodies become healthier, our minds follow. By cooking your own food, you can be in full control over the ingredients being used and ensure that you and your loved ones are eating fresh, healthy and wholesome meals.
Our scratch spice kits are not only 100% natural but also vegan, low in sugar, gluten free, dairy free, low fat and ideal for a healthy meal! Now that is what you call an all-rounder, don’t you agree?!
Cooking is undoubtedly a rewarding and fulfilling experience. The processes involved in cooking such as slicing, grating and mixing require your full attention. This enables you to dedicate your focus entirely to cooking which could be especially beneficial during a stressful period. BANG! Curry kits require you to get your hands dirty and slice and dice onions and grate garlic and ginger. Want to take your mind off a stressful day? Grab one of our BANG! Curry kits, check out our recipe page for inspiration and let the magic unfold!
Encouraging social connection
Loneliness is one of the biggest risks to good mental health. Hence, it is vital to find ways to connect with our loved ones. Home cooking brings people together. You can prepare and eat a meal with a loved one which gives everyone a sense of involvement. Cooking together not only provides you with quality time with the people you care about but also helps encourage good communication. BANG! Curry recipes have been carefully thought of while keeping in mind the idea of getting families, including children, to cook together.
With BANG! Curry, not only can you cook and enjoy a delicious curry but you can also cultivate a tremendous sense of happiness. What are you waiting for? Go check out our recipe page for curry-making inspiration and start adding the joy of cooking into your life. Because YOU are important!