Healthy Resolutions To Follow In 2022

Jan 30, 2021

2022 may not have started the best way in terms of the state of our public health with the rise of COVID cases. This makes it all the more important to set personal health goals.

In setting your New Year's resolutions, consider healthier food preparations. Doing this could have a favorable impact not just on you but also on your family. We all need to get the proper nutrients to be strong and combat sickness.


Start your year right! Read here tips and resolutions you can follow to ensure the best healthy food to cook at home.

Cook more and eat out less

Eating home-cooked meals may be healthier for you. Aside from the risk of infection, research indicates those who cook at home have better diets and less body fat than those who eat out. They also found that those who eat home-cooked meals more than five times per week consumed more fruit and vegetables. They were also 28% less prone to being overweight and 24% less prone to having excess body fat.

With these figures in mind, consider personally preparing home-cooked meals instead. It may be better for your health in the long run instead of consuming fast food constantly.

Cook with less sodium

Make it a habit to ensure your meals have good nutritional value. Avoid cooking dishes with high sodium content. In other words, do not overuse table salt, soy sauce, or patis because it has high sodium content. To maintain the palatability of food, add monosodium glutamate (MSG) instead. Its sodium content is only ⅓ the amount found in table salt.

Unsure where to begin? Check out these less sodium recipes and make nutritious meals in your kitchen with the right food items.

Practice safety in the kitchen

Health doesn’t just stop with what you eat and put in your body. It’s also about practicing proper food handling in the kitchen.

  • Always keep your hands clean before handling ingredients.

  • Ensure to clean utensils properly after use and keep them in their respective places.

  • As for storage, separate the raw ingredients from the cooked meals to avoid cross-contamination, which can come with side effects such as upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, and more.

While we’re still at the start of the new year, let’s make an effort to follow resolutions to benefit our health.

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