Eating out frequently could be bad for your long-term health, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. More than 35,000 adults aged 20 or older were surveyed about their dietary habits, including how often they consumed meals prepared out of the home. Those who ate two or more meals away from home had a significantly higher all-cause mortality and higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer, specifically. Eating out has been shown to result in eating meals that have more sodium or fat than home-cooked meals. Plus, people eat fewer vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and dietary fibers at restaurants, especially fast food restaurants. I’m not telling you to avoid going to restaurants, but try to choose healthy options when you do go out.
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