Why making your meals is better for you, no matter how healthy your on-the-go option is.
It’s hard to resist the temptation to eat out every day, even if it means just grabbing a burrito on the way home — it’s so damn convenient, especially if you’re only cooking for one. Nonetheless, homemade meals are healthier for you — no ifs, ands, or buts about it.
Over the course of 26 years, researchers reported on the lunch and dinner eating habits and health of almost 100,000 healthy men and women. They found that those who ate more than 11 homemade meals a week reduced their risk of developing type two diabetes by 13 per cent, compared to the participants who ate at home six times or fewer.
The most effective way to net your 11-plus home-cooked meals per week is to cook in larger-than-necessary quantities. This way, you’ll have leftover options available, ultimately axing your total time cooking while still reaching your quota.