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Junk Food vs. Home-Cooked Food


The most common question among people concerned with their weight is not “How can I eat healthier”. It’s “What is the fastest and easiest way to loose weight and keep it off”. Eating healthy isn’t about cutting on pancakes or eating chips every other day. It also isn’t about spending fortune on good foods. It’s about having energy, feeling and looking happier and being healthy. It’s about nutrient and vitamin intake. It’s about quality rather than quantity. For many this means hours of food preparation, high grocery bills, blah flavors and starvation. Well that’s not true. Healthy food is not only rich in nutrients which are so essential for proper body performance, but is also very tasteful and fulfilling.

Think of your body as the new Audi A6 sports edition. If you had it, you’d use only the best gasoline, now wouldn’t you. Because you know that lower-grade gasoline does not have enough octane and can clog fuel lines and consequently damage the engine. Hence, you’d be left with expensive repairs. Same is true for your body. Years of junk food consumption will at some point clog your ‘fuel’ lines, arteries, which will result in continuous battle against diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, high cholesterol and slow digestive system. Some use busy lifestyle and hectic daily schedule as excuses for indulging in fast food. Others use money as an excuse as for them healthy equals gourmet. And while they are correct in their comparison, they cannot be further from the truth when it comes to cost of eating healthy.


Gourmet food no longer symbolizes rare and expensive food ingredients, but rather refers to seasonal, organic preservative-free foods. It also refers to foods which are less available due to their place of origin. For example, basil and sundried tomato pesto, black olive tapenade, bread dippers, chutney, jams and different sauces and syrups were for so long considered gourmet food and yes, they were way over average-income earner’s budget. And only because of their ingredients and preparation process. But thankfully, nowadays we are available to get these type of foods any time of the year. They are available in ‘organic food’ isle of your grocery shop, but if you’d like to save few extra bucks, browse gourmet food online Australia and get these savory, healthy and rich in flavor foods that will satisfy your gourmet side without feeling guilt.


Compared to junk food, home-cooked food is not calorie-dense and is loaded with nutrients. Because of the preparation process which literally discharges all vitamins, minerals and fiber, junk food is culprit to low energy, mood swings, depression, insomnia, diabetes, etc. thus, when it comes to feeding your body and mind, home-cooked meals are far more superior and healthier. They not only contain less salt and trans fats, but also save money in the long run. And not to mention the power to control the ingredients as well as portion size which are main delinquents to poor health. So, if you want to take control of your life, start cooking your own gourmet food.