Some people don’t care as much about the taste of their food as they do other aspects of it. There are those who only think about the health aspects of their food, and they will eat bland food not because they like the taste, but because they feel it is healthy for their body. There are others who care more about the quantity of food more than the quality or the taste. This is no way to live! Taste is extremely important when it comes to cooking for many different reasons.
Better Taste Makes You Happier
There is a saying that you should “eat to live, not live to eat,” and that’s true to an extent. You shouldn’t gorge yourself, particularly on unhealthy foods. However, that does not mean that you should only eat boring and bland food, such as unseasoned boiled chicken and steamed vegetables, just because they are healthier for you than fast food.
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You need to learn how to strike a balance that makes both your body and your mouth happy, and that’s why taste is so important in cooking. When you can find healthy foods to cook that you can make taste great, it makes eating a pleasure again. This doesn’t mean that you suddenly want to start adding a lot of sugar or salt to your meals. You need to flavor them wisely to get the right taste and to keep the food healthy.
Good Taste Can Help You Continue Eating Healthy
Those who are trying to eat healthily and who have changed their diet will often restrict the types of foods that they eat. In some cases, this can be a good thing. Removing processed foods and fast food from the diet is a good idea. However, as mentioned earlier, they often start eating plain chicken, fish, and vegetables without any added taste. This can become boring very quickly, and they will often return to unhealthy eating because their brain and their taste buds simply aren’t satisfied.
Adding seasoning and your favorite condiment to the diet is the perfect way to make a big difference when it comes to taste. Hot and Spicy Sauces and Seasonings tend to be healthy, low calories ways of creating some truly big taste in just about any meal you can imagine. Never get rid of taste when you are cooking. Simply find better ways of creating a nice and healthy taste for your meals.
Originally published on Caribbean Green Living on July 7, 2018