The consumption of fast and junk food is increasing day by day. The world is seeing the largest growth in fast food consumption in recent years. And due to this Covid-19 pandemic, this fast-food consumption has grown a lot.
There are reasons people take fast foods or take-away foods. Time shortage is the biggest factor here. There are also some types of people who don’t know how to cook or they feel the lack of confidence in home cooking. They used to think that making food at home costs more and consumes a huge amount of time. In a recent study, scientists revealed that those kinds of people who reported home cooking consume more time then take-away, were not concerned about how much time they spend on the computer playing video games, watch TV, or waste time on a cell phone. Scientists suggest that this is a part of the reason why diabetes and obesity are becoming like a pandemic in this era. Other findings suggest that becoming overweight is an odd result of having at least one meal at the restaurant. Gaining body fat and chances of heart disease are greater if you purchase fast food or have a takeaway meal once a week.
Restaurant foods will usually have a larger amount of saturated fat & sodium. These excessive fat and sodium are very much lower on fruits, vegetables, and fiber foods. USDA reports that beneficiary nutrition across all restaurant foods are in the lower level and consistently lower in quality than the foods prepared at home.
The world has become digital and there are already a few mobile apps out there that offer quick food delivery from restaurants. You can have your desired food delivered to your doorstep just with a few taps. And it is extremely addictive. No hassle, no preparation, no wasting time, just eat your foods delivered to you wrapped with a decorative package. But you are escaping the nutrition that your body needs by eating that restaurant made foods. In your body, there is a lot of metabolism going on behind your eyes. However, there isn’t any app yet who can connect home cooks with the consumers. But this lacking is going to over soon.
This is the year of the Covid-19 pandemic. In almost all parts of Australia has banned food delivery replacing the take-away system. So, people here have more tendency to go for takeaway food and come back home. But they don’t understand the time they consume by going out, order and receive the foods and come back home.
Take-Aways vs Homemade foods
Take-Away. People have to change the habit to eat takeaway foods for many reasons. Frequently eating out including delivery options and restaurant eating can certainly harm your health as well as your wallet. There are restaurants out there who says they offer only healthy foods and have healthy eating out option, they actually saying is false. In my knowing, there is no such thing as a healthy restaurant. No restaurant will offer you home-made quality healthy foods. Actually, the way they cook and the ingredients they use are not healthy at all. In most cases, they use frozen foods. They cook with excessive oil. Not all restaurants choose their products carefully. They always go for the cheapest option to bring out the profit from the business. If you visit your nearest restaurant’s kitchen, most probably you’ll find they’re using expired or almost expired food items.
Using an enormous amount of sodium is yet another thing that you should always avoid. But it can’t be avoided if you eat restaurant foods regularly. 1 restaurant meal contains two-thirds of your daily sodium allowance. So, continuously consuming takeaway or restaurant foods will cause numerous health issues like high BP (Blood Pressure) or kidney disease.
Restaurant foods will also cause obesity. This health issue can be mostly on children as they consume twice to thrice the calories they need when dining out.
“When people cook most of their meals at home, they consume fewer carbohydrates, less sugar and less fat than those who cook less or not at all – even if they are not trying to lose weight,” says Julia A. Wolfson, MPP, a CLF-Lerner Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center.
There are so many advantages to eating at your home. Even the cost of eating out or restaurant cooking being lower and homemade meals being healthier.
Here are some Pros of Homemade meals,
- Fresh & healthy ingredients
- You have your own control over what you eat
- No overheating and no expired ingredient
- More fruits and veggies
Home-cooking is very much more time-efficient, but some people can’t see it in their naked eye. But it’s true even for starters. When you start to eat at your house, you don’t have to waste any of your valuable time being stuck in traffic or waiting to be served.
Also, homemade meals help you connect with your family. Studies show that eating dinner with your partner, kids, and parents leads to stronger relationships and reduces stress. Plus, if you cook and eat at your home, you are automatically decreasing the chances of having several health issues like High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Obesity and many more.
Here are seven reasons why you should consider cooking dinner for yourself tonight!
- Cooking and eating home cooked foods give a chance to reconnect with your family
- Eating homecooked foods will make you healthier
- It is easier to control your daily calory consumption
- It is a great time saver as well money saver
- You can eat what you want and how you want it
- At last, it if a fun thing to do
It’s surely acceptable to treat yourself at a restaurant occasionally. But don’t dare to make it a habit, though. But it’s surely unacceptable that there is not a Mobile App yet which offers healthy homemade foods to consumer level. All there are junk food delivery apps. Now the wait is over for the Aussies! Cravers, a homemade food delivering app is launching within weeks in the Australian market. The wait is over for the people who have become tired of eating unhealthy fast foods and want to eat homemade food. With Cravers, the only Homemade Food Delivery app, you can now order your favorite food, but cooked at home.
Stay tuned for more update. In the upcoming weeks.