Cooking at home has numerous health benefits. A study involving over 9,000 people found that those who cooked at home six or more times a week consumed 140 fewer calories daily, resulting in substantial weight loss over time. This practice can help combat the annual weight gain experienced by most adults, reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, poor gut health, and depression. Additionally, those who cooked at home consumed significantly less sugar and fat, further contributing to improved health.