The hectic lifestyle of people and ease of availability of cooked meals outside, many prefer eating outside rather than cooking at home. Although it might look like a big deal right now, in the long run it can have some serious health consequences. Restaurants and fast food centers don’t think about making the food healthy, they just want to make food tastier, so that you come back again. Most people often think cooking at home requires a lot of hard work and time, but that’s not the case, in fact there are a lot of dishes that you can cook in just 30 minutes. There are a number of reasons why you should cook your own food rather than eating out.
Let’s take a look at them: –
Most of the food that we get outside is high in fat, salt, and sugar. When we cook our own food, we know exactly which ingredients and how much of each are going into our food. When you make the meal yourself, you can control how much butter, oil, sugar or salt is added to food. This results in less calories and fat, giving you healthier food and healthier food means healthier you.
Eating at home is obviously cheaper than eating at a restaurant or buying processed food. Restaurants charge you for the ambience, electricity and the staff. Buying meat and vegetables from the supermarket will save you quite a few bucks. For the same cost of a single dish outside, you can actually cook an entire meal for the evening.
It might seem like eating outside will save you time, but by cooking at home you can actually save on the drive to the restaurant and waiting to get your food. When you cook something, you don’t cook it for a single person, you cook it in huge quantities so that it is enough for everyone and you can refrigerate the leftovers and eat them whenever you want which will actually save you more time.
You Know what you’re Eating
When you eat outside, you don’t really know what you’re eating. Sure you know the name of the dish, but do you really know what all ingredients the person making it used? The chef doesn’t know your diet or your allergies, he might add something that you’re not supposed to eat. When you cook your meal, you know exactly what you’re using.
Although restaurants must pass health food inspections, people fall ill at restaurants all the time. In fact, there have been a number of cases of food poisoning at restaurants and fast food centers over the years. When you cook your own meals, you have better control over the hygiene, cleanliness and food safety. You can wash the vegetables and meat thoroughly, you can wash your hands before cooking the meal, which can sometimes be overlooked at restaurants.