Food is something that every living being cannot do without: it is available in varieties across all nations and tribes.
Among same tribe too, food is prepared in different delicacies due to individuals’ skills and desires. It is a source of strength or renewal of body cells.
Food, according to the Wikipedia is ‘any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals’.
Sources of food
Food is gotten from plants and animals – cultivated or reared by man. We could say that God is the primary source of food, while the two (aforementioned) are the secondary sources – necessitated by God’s declarations.
“And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be collected into one place [of standing], and let the dry land appear. And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the accumulated waters He called Seas. And God saw that this was good (fitting, admirable) and He approved it. And God said, Let the earth put forth [tender] vegetation: plants yielding seed and fruit trees yielding fruit whose seed is in itself, each according to its kind, upon the earth. And it was so.
“The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed according to their own kinds and trees bearing fruit in which was their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good (suitable, admirable) and He approved it.” Gen 1:9-12, AMP
Also, God created the animals in Gen 1:20,21 and in Gen 1:24-25, and then God declared, “… See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the land and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food”. Gen 1:29, AMP
Why is doing personal cooking needful?
Personal cooking refers to when a person cooks the food he or she eats – by him or herself.
This is needful, as so many people engage the services of food vendors or visit restaurants before they could eat: they do not know how to cook, and sometimes it is because they are too lazy to cook.
You got to do personal cooking, because of two things: your health and your finance.
For your health:
Food prepared by vendors are prone to contamination due to their openness, and a number of people that work on them.
Sometimes, the ingredients used to prepare some of the food are best known to those who prepare them: some of the ingredients may have expired; some may have even spoilt.
The neatness of those that prepare the food is of another concern. While preparing the food, they carry different tools (here and there) and their hands become contaminated: they will still use the hands to prepare the food, without frequent washing of their hands.
The food vendors and the restaurants use a lot of canned products to prepare their food, and do you know how bad those things are to your health?
According to 5 reasons why you should avoid canned food: all because they are harmful, written by Seattle Organic Restaurant, canned food is bad because:
- Of plastic coating contamination.
- The fruits used are picked when they are not ripe, and have 80% less nutrients than a fully ripe fruits and vegetables.
- Aluminium content may be present in food, and there is also the issue of aluminium leakages.
- The preservatives (which are high in salt quantity) are used for canned food.
- Low level of quality of canned food.
For your finance
Getting food from majority of the food vendors and restaurants are costlier than when you prepare the food yourself, which might have more quality than those prepared by the vendors or any restaurants.
You are sure of quality control, as well as, resources control when you cook your food – yourself.
If you do personal cooking rather than buying cooked food outside, you will be able to save money for yourself and have a less health problem that might gulp your money as a result of all the junks that you have taken in from the food vendors or restaurants.
We hope to see you doing personal cooking from henceforth.