1. Nutrient: – Restaurants and other commercially prepared foods are rich in fat, salt and sugar. Homemade meals, on the other hand, are free from these and also have the ability to replace some products with healthier alternatives. Eating homemade meals regularly prepares our palate for simpler and healthier long-term foods, which will ultimately be reflected in our life and overall health.
2. Hygienic: – Although not all restaurants meet these standards, it is extremely difficult to maintain the desired level of cleanliness and hygiene when preparing food on an industrial level. However, careful management and cooking techniques, generally used at home, ensure that meals are healthier and that our stomach remains happier.
3. Suitable portions: – Since childhood, we have been taught not to waste food. I have followed this rule since childhood and still do, even if I eat out with my friends. However, restaurants are famous for their large portions, which eventually became one of the main reasons for my overeating and subsequent health problems. As the whole earth shifts to the Japanese “Hara Hachi Bu” (eat until you are 8/10 full), the time has come for us to change the paradigm and change our eating habits. When we eat at home, we have the luxury of adapting only the size of our portions to our needs.
4. Better knowledge of food: – Do you know which food to eat if you feel bad after these boring one-day meetings? A large plate of french fries and a medium portion of rice and dal have different effects on the body, mind and soul. Since food is our main source of energy, it can fill, heal or even negatively affect our body. Since homemade food is generally nutritious and composed of far fewer ingredients, the taste and effects of each ingredient can be thoroughly appreciated.
5. Build healthy habits: – Eating homemade meals leads to many good habits useful throughout life.