Research by the American Heart Association has shown that eating more home cooked meals could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
According to the study, those who ate two homemade meals -- lunch or dinner -- per day had a 13 percent lower risk of getting the disease. Eating homemade meals was also associated with less overall weight gain in middle-aged and older health professionals.
Researchers looked at data from nearly 58,000 women in the Nurses' Health Study and from more than 41,000 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.
The results of the report were presented at the Association's Scientific Sessions 2015 in Orlando, Florida.
Also on HuffPost