It’ll make you healthier
According to a study published in the Public Health Nutrition, adults who ate home-cooked dinner six to seven times a week consumed approximately five fewer grams of fat, 16 fewer grams of sugars, and 140 fewer calories per day than those who only ate home-cooked dinner once a week or less! It just proves that you home-cooked food will make you more health-conscious and healthier!
It’s more affordable
Cooking your food is better than eating the “cheaper” fast food meals from restaurants. They might seem less expensive, but the truth is when you consider the weight, serving size, as well as the nutrients, home-cooked food will still be the winner. Take for example when you use a bread machine, say the Oster 2-Pound Expressbake, you can save about $2-$4 per loaf! And if your family eats less than 80 loaves of bread a year, that can save you $160-$320 annually!
It can bring your family closer
When you prepare meals, you allow your family to bond. With the hectic schedules each member has, it’s good to have some time to spend with your family. Eating home-cooked dinner together can also serve as a stress reliever. Besides, parents should also teach their kids the importance of healthy eating, and there’s no better time to do it than when eating home-cooked dinner.
It can protect you from food poisoning
Center for Disease Control (CDC) said 76 million people in the U.S. are poisoned by food annually. Food poisoning is induced by viruses, bacteria, and parasites that can gravely harm or kill you. When you buy food from restaurants, there’s a higher risk that you’d consume contaminated foods or those that were improperly cooked. However, when you cook, you can apply the right temperature, check the freshness of the ingredients, and clean your food thoroughly before you cook them. In short, you’ll have better control of what you’ll feed yourself and your family.
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