We don't eat together anymore and its hurting us

It is a sad reality that many people today do not eat together as often as they used to. With busy schedules and the influence of technology, it can be easy to get caught up in our own lives and to lose touch with the tradition of eating together. But this loss goes beyond just a change in routine. We’ve put together some of the reasons why bringing this tradition back can improve your mental and physical health.

  1. Improved communication and connection: When we sit down to a meal with others, we are given the opportunity to connect and communicate with one another in a way that is often lost in our busy, technology-driven lives.

  2. Better nutrition: Eating together allows us to share a wider variety of foods and to make healthier choices.

  3. Better gut health: Eating with others encourages us to be more slow and intentional about eating. Eating slowly has been shown to decrease the amount of food consumed during the meal due to an increased response to the hormone ghrelin that signals fullness. It also has been shown to encourage proper chewing which can improve gut health.

  4. Increased sense of belonging: Eating together can create a sense of belonging and community, and can be a way for people to feel more connected to one another.

  5. Improved mental health: Research has shown that eating together can have positive effects on mental health, including reducing stress and promoting feelings of happiness and well-being.

  6. Cultural and family traditions: Eating together can be a way to honor and preserve cultural and family traditions, and to connect with and celebrate one's heritage.

In a world where we are increasingly isolated and disconnected, the simple act of eating together can be a powerful and transformative experience. It is a tradition that is worth preserving and cherishing, and one that can bring joy and meaning to our lives.