Eating homemade foods is usually much cheaper than eating at a restaurant or buying processed foods from the market. It might seem like grabbing something to eat at the local supermarket or driving to get take-out at the closest restaurant might be a quick solution when you’re in a hurry. In reality, many times it can be much faster to cook something at home, especially when you plan ahead. There are so many meals that can be made in less than 30 minutes. And if you choose a more complex recipe, you can always cook in bulk and eat the surplus later in the week or freeze it.
Many commercially prepared foods are high in fat, salt, and sugar. When we prepare our own food, we know exactly which ingredients and how much of each are going into our food. Ben’s advice: “When we cook at home, we are in control. McDonald’s fries have 19 ingredients. We can make them at home with far less and they will taste just as good. A favorite at my house is potatoes cut into wedges, olive oil, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Put these in a Ziploc bag to mix together. Then place in the oven on a pan for about 30 minutes at 400 F. It’s only five ingredients, and tastes fabulous.”
Preparing your food at home can be especially beneficial if you or a family member has a food allergy. Because you are in control in your own kitchen, you can reduce the risk of an allergic reaction.
Many restaurants and fast food joints offer portions that are much larger than necessary. And the problem is, when food is in front of you, chances are you’ll eat it. When you dine in, you can regulate the amount of food served for dinner, eliminating unnecessary temptation.
Eating at home gives the entire family time to talk about their day. “Studies show that when we eat together, our kids and family are much healthier. Eating together is linked to less obesity, kids doing better in school, and less substance abuse within the family.” Involving your children in food preparation (maybe by asking them to read the recipe out loud or mix ingredients) is not only a fun thing to do, but also a great way to teach them healthy eating habits.
Research finds that people who eat home-cooked meals on a regular basis tend to be happier and healthier and consume less sugar and processed foods, which can result in higher energy levels and better mental health. Those mental health benefits increase considerably when we eat home-cooked meals with other people.
Home eating also provides the opportunity to select foods that lead to good health.
Because fast food is high in sodium, saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol, it isn’t something you should eat often. Eating too much over a long period of time can lead to health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity.
See, in many cases, fast food is highly processed and contains large amounts of carbohydrates, added sugar, unhealthy fats and sodium. And when fast food frequently replaces nutritious whole foods in your diet, it can lead to all sorts of bad health outcomes. Derailing your weight loss goals is just one.
Healthy diets are made up mainly of nutrient-rich foods, such as legumes, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, lean protein and nuts and seeds. Unhealthy diets are high in fat, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and added sugars.
Home is the place that gives you the pleasure. If we talk about your body or health, none is there to take care of you except your mom-dad or wife- “Happiness is Homemade”. Today many of people is living away from their home for different purposes and they had their dinner or lunch from restaurant. Because of their hectic schedule they don’t get free time to prepare their diet. Still nothing can beat the homemade food- Homemade food is a medicine that keeps you healthy.
Homemade food is considered to be healthier than fast food. It is because of the fact that most of the fast food meals generally contain high levels of calories along with saturated fat, sugar and even salt and according to recent studies, these are the major reasons for one to choose home-cooked meal.
There are many differences between the two. As is suggested by the name ‘home’made it is made as per your choice and the types of spices you find interesting and are your favourites.While the restaurant food is not completely according to your choice ,they make food according to the recipe they already have been making for so long. Besides this restaurant food have many spices which are different from that of home made food and makes restaurant food a bit more tasty.Secondly you have to compromise on quality of food ,the home made food is obviously quality rich as you know how it wasmade keeping in mind all the cleanliness but you can’t be so sure about this when restaurant food comes into play.The spices used in restaurant food can be harmful for your body also and if you continue eating it and making it your habit then you will eventually end up with appetite and human