5 reasons to encourage family dinners

There is a power in the food that unites people. This is what has been made clear by a recent study published in the Journal of Physiology and Behavior, in which scientists found that people who eat together tend to get along better. The study points out that when families argue during meals, people are more likely to feel more kind, listen, praise and join commitments.

Participants said that eating with the family continuously encouraged a warmer and more sympathetic feeling towards problems.

This research has implications for the modern and modern family, because in today's busy world, where members move from one activity to another, family meals can easily be neglected.


5 reasons to encourage family dinners

It is not easy to gather the troops and get a whole family together for dinner or lunch together, but making the effort can reap many benefits. These are the 5 main benefits:

1. Improve family communication. When a child grows and passes from the stage of child to adolescent, communication between parents and children can be twisted. Research LiveScience found that children who often dine with mom and dad, in sixth grade of Primary had better communication habits with their parents during the next three and a half years than children who did not. And speaking with your children does not have to be difficult. Ask them to tell during dinner what happened to them during the day. What was the best or the worst part? Ask them to tell you why they are looking forward to the weekend. And give yourself time to listen.


2. Encourage healthy eating.Planning, preparing and eating as a family allows parents to control the nutrition of their children. Children who eat regularly at home will receive a healthy dose of fruits, vegetables and essential foods, less fried foods and sugar-laden beverages. Additional research indicates that teens and young people who normally have dinner with their family members are less likely to be obese when they emancipate and live on their own.

3. They develop intelligence. Do you want your child to be the brightest child? Researchers have found that conversations that occur during family dinners or dinners can increase a child's vocabulary, even more than read aloud.
Other research indicates that adolescents who participate in family dinners regularly were twice as likely to achieve success in school compared to children who were not having regular family meals together.


4. They save money.This does not mean that you should never eat out. However, we have to be aware of how much is being spent on fast food.

5. They relieve stress. For working mothers, the best place for relaxation could be the dinner table. According to a study by the University Brigham Young, sitting down to dinner at home with the family helped the mothers who work. They find relief from the stress and stress of a long day's work.

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