One great advantage of cooking your own meals instead of buying ready prepared food is that you can control what ingredients are used.

If you are health conscious or trying to control your weight it pays to create menus and cook the food yourself, using fresh ingredients and low fat options.

Typically, processed or ready made meals will contain ingredients that you may not want to include in your diet. Also a wide variety of additives are used in processed foods. These have been known to have detrimental effects on the health of some people.

In order to create more flavour in their meals processed food manufacturers often add far greater amounts of sugar, salt and fat than you would use when preparing the same dish at home.

Preparing your own food at home gives you total control over what you eat, giving your body a better chance of greater health.

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