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What Happens When We Dine Together?

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Spices and sauces may be tasty… but really, nothing makes mealtime better than enjoying it in good company!

As it turns out, dining together is more than just fun—it’s good for you, too. Read on to see what makes this simple activity so effortlessly rewarding.

It adds “spice” to your life

If you like to cook, you know that the right balance of spices and seasonings is essential to a delicious dish… and the right combination can make all the difference! Friends and family are a lot like that. Enjoying your meal with company, as opposed to sitting solo, can add some spice to your everyday routine, making mealtime as fun, entertaining, thoughtful or rewarding as your dish is delicious.

Conversation can’t help but flow

In today’s ultra-connected age, communication is easier than ever. You can connect with a friend or family member in seconds through the help of email, texts, or a quick phone call. But if you find that you prefer classic face-to-face communication, there’s no better time to enjoy it than over a wholesome meal. Aided by a warm, hearty stew or refreshingly cool salad, the conversation can’t help but flow—neither can the laughs or other special mealtime moments! Making mealtime more social can help you keep up with friends, neighbors, and loved ones in a truly authentic way.

You can enjoy delicious meals… minus all the pressure

Few can pass up the simple pleasure of a homecooked meal: a table packed to the brim with delicious entrees, desserts, and savory sides. Having your meals with a companion (whether it be a couple of friends or the whole family!) can allow you to enjoy a variety of flavors without all the work since everyone gets a chance to contribute something to the table.

Meals together might improve memory

Another big benefit of dining together? It might actually help to improve your memory, too! Social interaction has been shown to help maintain memory and mental health—so when you pair your favorite “brain foods” with equally stimulating company, you can be sure that you’re doing something doubly good for your own health and peace of mind.

Make your next meal special—whether that means hosting family for Sunday dinner or visiting one of our local dining sites for tasty eats and company you’ll love. We look forward to serving you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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