People who cook at home six to seven times per week eat fewer calories and less fat and sugar without even trying, according to a study of nearly 10,000 adults. Plus, people who frequently cook consume more fruits and vegetables and are 28 percent more likely to have a normal body mass index and body fat percentage, according to another study.
Of course, not all home cooking is healthy. But because you have the power to choose your ingredients, cooking methods, and portion sizes, your meals can be as healthy as you want them to be.
Cooking at home also encourages families to sit around the table and eat together, which is especially important for kids. Children who eat dinner with their parents five or more days per week eat healthier, perform better at school, have better relationships with their parents, and are less likely to have trouble with drugs and alcohol when they’re teenagers.
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Many believe that going green and saving money are two activities that don’t go hand in hand. There is a common misconception that eco-friendly products and lifestyle swaps are inherently more expensive, but that is far from the case. There are countless ways in which we can participate in a more environmentally sound life, while saving money along the way. Credit.com created this thorough guide that outlines simple life swaps that not only save the planet, but save our wallets too. From shopping to pet care to home maintenance, consult the below visual to see how you can save money each year while going green.
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Meal prep is different for everyone, whether you like having every meal accounted for, or just having your breakfast ready to go, there’s no doubt it can save you time and money. The question is – how long do your favourite foods and meals actually last?
For example, did you know once you combine chicken with a sauce i.e. soup, the shelf life on average reduces by four days.
To help you plan your meals as well as possible, this handy meal prep cheat sheet shows you how long your carefully cooked and prepped foods last for.
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Food that is produced and never eaten is a truly needless and avoidable form of waste. Because many people forget the value of food, they perhaps don’t realise how much they throw away every day. Any improvements to the efficacy of the food supply chain are incredibly important.
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Whether it’s happening for fun or for business, travelling can be (and often is) stressful in its own way. That goes especially in those situations where one has to cover great distances and be away from home for longer periods of time. Naturally, one of the biggest puzzles is how to keep oneself healthy and steer away from things that may compromise one’s well-being when travelling. Here are some of the most important things to remember when going on a trip.
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