Eating at Home Vs. Eating Out. 4 Compelling Reasons To Cook Your Own Meals.

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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How many meals per week are you eating away from home?

Over the last 40 years, more and more people are eating out, leading to a significant decrease in nutrient density and greater health risks.

Some studies show that less than 20% of adults are currently meeting the USDA guidelines for a healthy diet.[1]

A quick bite on your way to work, a working lunch, and grabbing take-out on your way home does adversely affect your health. Eating fresh home-cooked meals allows you to make healthier choices while spending less and supporting a healthy lifestyle.

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1. Healthier Choices At Home

Have you noticed the size of the meals today at your favorite restaurant?

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Portions have simply gotten out of control, leading to greater incidences of obesity, high-cholesterol, and heart disease. Eating at home allows you to dictate the portion, and the quality of the food you and your family consume.

The calories you consume when eating at a restaurant, can be staggering. By preparing lean proteins, whole grains, and plenty of fresh vegetables, you can lead a healthier life. If you have children in the home, it also gives them a jumpstart on good nutrition practices that can last a lifetime.

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