3 Reasons to Cook at Home
Home cooking not only tastes better, but it’s much, much, much healthier! And if you do it with family, friends or partners, it becomes healthier yet because it is a bonding activity. More on that later.
Home cooking means, well, actually cooking the meal at home. It doesn’t matter if you eat it at home, but cook it at home.
Home cooking generally has three benefits:
Most foods that you purchase outside the home have chemicals added to preserve them. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), research has found links between chemicals in packaged foods and reproductive and developmental problems, liver and kidney disease, adverse effects on the immune system, and carcinogenic effects in rodents. Environmental Health Perspectives states that people who eat out more often are more likely to have higher levels of these chemicals in their blood.
2. Preparation Makes It Smarter
Cooking at home requires a little thought, so you will normally prepare what is best for you and healthier. An article in Public Health Nutrition proves that the more you cook, the healthier you live. People who frequently cook dinner at home consume fewer calories than those who cook less, according to a study of more than 9,000 people.
3. Bonding Makes It Healthier
Most importantly, there is a quality beyond the bio-chemistry. The energy we put into cooking at home is just as important and home-cooked foods require more loving caring. That is a huge part of health. And this is where bonding comes in. We are social animals. We love to eat together but cooking together before the meal only increases the pleasure, camaraderie, and taste.
At Healthier2gether we regularly post recipes that are healthy and fun to prepare. Check out A Delicious Way to Fight Diabetes
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