Research shows that regularly eating home-cooked meals as a family is linked to healthier and happier kids, and teens who are less likely to use alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes.
Consuming less sugar and processed foods can result in higher energy levels and better mental health. Eating home-cooked meals five or more days a week is even associated with a longer life. Eating home cooked meals frequently is associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes. In a fast paced world, dining out has become increasingly common.
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.
The convenience of eating at a restaurant, picking up fast food or having pre-prepared meals delivered to the doorstep has become increasingly popular while at the same time, preparing meals at home has become less popular.
While dining out and takeaway food are convenient and may save time, they often come at the expense of good nutrition, with meals prepared out of home often being high in energy, salt and fat and low in essential micronutrients like vitamin C, iron and calcium. Conversely, home cooked meals enable you to control what goes into the dish and portion size.
While home cooking has been associated with lower intake of fat and sugar, there is little research on whether eating home cooked meals is linked to lower rates of lifestyle diseases.
This was the main motivation behind NoshyCircle. I wanted to create a platform where the convenience meet nutrition requirements. Hope we can influence the future generation with healthy eating habits and bring back the traditional homemade food back to our dining tables.