Cooking in your own kitchen, with fresh ingredients, is life-improving and relationship-building. It embodies a connection to family, working together to prepare and share meals. We can so easily get accustomed to eating out or getting to-go orders; they’re easier and quicker, but they do not give you the best health benefits.
How do you know what is in your food? For instance, takeout French fries have 18 ingredients, but your fries at home may only have five. Fast food and even restaurant food is higher in salt, sugar, and fat to increase the desired taste. At home, you will use less and decrease your calories.
If you want to improve nutrition, build up family relations, then home cooking is the way to go.
7. Improves Relationships
Home cooking can improve relationships. By working together you talk more, learn and connect about food and each other. It helps you refocus on the preparation of dinner versus your troubles. Heck, talking it over sometimes might help with answers to your problems.
6. Better Ingredients
You usually go to the store and buy fresh vegetables or meats weekly, so you know your ingredients. Normally, you have staples like spices, olive oil, vinegar, and tomato sauce to add more flavors. This is better nutrition for your body than all the additives or prepared frozen food involved with takeout.
“When people cook most meals at home, they consume fewer carbohydrates, less sugar, and less fat than those who cook less or not at all…even if they are not trying to lose weight”, says Julia Wolfson MPP, in a study done at John Hopkins for a Livable Future.