A Case for Home Cooked Meals
A recent study found that people who eat home cooked meals more than five times a week are 47% more likely to still be alive 10 years later. But that’s not all - they also reported having lower rates of depression, higher levels of self-esteem, and were more likely to have close relationships with their friends and family.

So, what is it about home cooked meals that make them so much healthier for us? Let’s take a closer look.

The Benefits of Home Cooked Meals
There are a number of benefits to eating home cooked meals, including:

You Know What’s in Your Food
When you cook at home, you know exactly what ingredients are going into your food. This gives you control over the quality and healthfulness of your meals. For example, you can choose to use healthy oils like olive oil instead of unhealthy ones like vegetable oil. You can also control the amount of salt, sugar, and other spices that go into your food. This is important because many processed and restaurant foods contain high amounts of sodium, sugar, and other unhealthy ingredients.

You Can Save Money
Eating out or ordering in can be expensive, especially if you do it frequently. Cooking at home is typically much cheaper than eating out or ordering in. And, since you’re in control of the ingredients, you can save even more money by buying in bulk or using coupons.

You Can Eat Healthier Meals
When you cook at home, you can choose healthy recipes that fit your dietary needs and preferences. For example, if you’re trying to eat more vegetables, you can find recipes that incorporate lots of veggies into delicious and satisfying dishes. You can also find recipes that are low in calories, fat, or carbs if you’re watching your weight. And, if you have food allergies or intolerances, cooking at home allows you to avoid trigger foods altogether.

There are a number of benefits to eating home cooked meals – from saving money to eating healthier to knowing exactly what’s in your food. So next time you’re debating whether to cook or order out, remember the advantages of cooking at home and choose the healthier option!

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