Eating meals with others—or as a family—actually benefits your health. https://t.co/YHezbi5vwe

This article originally appeared on Competitor.com Adapted with permission of VeloPress from Feed Zone Table by chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim. Though many of us intuitively feel that family meals are beneficial, there is also clear scientific evidence that children who eat more frequently with their families are physically and psychologically better off. First and foremost, family meals improve the diet quality and long-term eating habits of children. Specifically, kids who eat more frequently with their families gravitate toward healthier foods such as fruits and vegetables and tend to stay away from unhealthy foods such as soft drinks and fast food. As a result, their intake of fiber is higher, as is their intake of important vitamins and minerals. It’s an effect that seems to last well into adulthood, as kids who eat more frequently with their families end up conti...

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