Many of us have re-discovered the joy of eating great food at home as we adapted our lives to COVID-19 and tapped into the simple rituals of home life. Sharing a meal at home is one of these important rituals. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, many people underestimate the many mental and physical health benefits of sharing a home-cooked meal in the familiar, comfort of home.
Creating a sense of belonging
Meals with family and friends are an opportunity to create a sense of belonging. Coming together with food strengthens ties and builds better relationships. This can be a real mood boost, particularly if you’re isolated or going through a hard time.
Whether you live with others or alone, regular mealtimes provide a sense of rhythm and regularity in your life. They offer a sense of containment and familiarity which provides a sense of security and can reduce anxiety.
Improving our health
Eating a well-balanced diet is an important part of maintaining a healthy weight and staying energised, particularly as we get older. A healthy diet packed with the right nutrients also lowers the risk of developing chronic health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes.
Eating slowly and chewing your food well is so important for healthy digestion. When eating with others, people tend to talk more and eat more slowly. Remember to turn off the television and stow away your mobile devices so you can immerse yourself in the conversation, connect with others and savour the good food.
Keeping it simple
It’s lovely to be invited to a friend or neighbour’s home for a hearty dinner or leisurely lunch. Why not reciprocate by inviting them to your home? If you don’t have the time or inclination to prepare a meal, or a health or physical condition prevents you from cooking yourself, the Good Meal Co. has you covered.
A registered and approved NDIS Meal Provider, the Good Meal Co. has over 20 years experience providing the tastiest meals to individuals, groups, healthcare professionals and hospitals. All our home-cooked meals are delicious, nutritious and delivered right to your doorstep.
Eat, feel and live better today with Good Meal Co.’s delicious home-delivered care meals. Call 1800 155 255 or get started at goodmeal.com.au