We’ve all had those weeks, when the challenges of planning healthy meals and finding time to buy groceries to make them seems almost impossible. With that in mind, we were intrigued to come across a new study
from some nutrition researchers, which found that home cooking—as opposed to eating out—is associated with longer lives. The scientists followed nearly 2,000 senior citizens over ten years, finding that those who cooked at least five times a week were 47 percent more likely to be alive after ten years than those who cooked less frequently.
As the researchers summarized, the benefits to home cooking extend beyond the preparation of well-rounded meals – it seems the act of buying groceries and cooking the meals is beneficial on its own. That’s good news for those who spend hours every week over a stove – and quite the mid-week inspiration for those of us who aspire to that.