No matter what kind of mood you’re in, food can always lift it. This is not just a famous saying but it holds a scientific reason for it. Food stimulates your body to produce dopamine. Dopamine, if you don’t know, is the hormone that brings you happiness. When dopamine is released in our body, we feel a surge of happiness flow through our body. So it’s safe to say that food is directly linked to happiness.
But cold bland food can make this experience a disappointment. So it is a good idea to try and keep your food warm, especially when you’re traveling.
How to keep your food warm outdoors?
Being greeted by good, warm food after a long day of work is one of the best feelings ever. But that’s a feeling you only get at home. If you are out at the office or school, or if you are at an outing, cold food is what usually awaits you.
So here are some ways to keep your food warm outdoors:
- Aluminum Foil: One of the most popular methods of keeping your food warm is by wrapping it in aluminum foil. Aluminum has the advantage of perfectly wrapping around your food which amounts to maximum insulation. Also, aluminum is dirt cheap.
- Hot Food Container (กล่อง ใส่ อาหาร ร้อน, which is a term in Thai): These containers are the best and most reliable way of keeping your food warm. Not only do they provide proper insulation for your food, but they also protect your food from getting squashed between other things in your bag. These containers can store different kinds of food ranging from gourmet to soups.
- DIY: Other than aluminum foil and hot food container, there are other ways of keeping your food warm. One of them is warming some rice up and covering your food in a cloth with warm rice around it. This can keep your food warm for four hours.
Getting maximum food retention by using a hot food container. To get the maximum heat retention out of your food containers, try these methods:
- You should preheat your food container with boiling water before putting food into it.
- Similarly, you can chill the container before putting something cold in it.
- Having more air on the container will make your food cool down faster. Make sure to take the air out before packing.
We all want our food to feel fresh and the best way to retain the freshness is by keeping it warm through containers.