“There is something profoundly satisfying about sharing a meal. Eating together, breaking bread together, is one of the oldest and most fundamentally unifying of human experiences.”
– Internationally renowned author and speaker Barbara Coloroso
Does eating together satisfy our soul enough to also offer health benefits? Let’s explore this long-standing tradition of gathering around the table to see why making time to eat with others is well worth the effort.
Building Personal Relationships
Our bodies and minds were built for in-person interaction. While modern technology has made it easy to communicate virtually, it doesn’t replace the need to sit with other human beings and interact with them.
Regular social interaction reduces stress, improves cognitive function, and even positively impacts our memory. What’s more, it builds healthy habits in kids who will then seek out healthy social interactions on their own as adults.
A meal is a great excuse to gather the family together for in-person conversations. Challenge your family to screen-free meals at the table. Ask fun questions to get the conversation going, make positive comments, or simply relax and enjoy each other’s company.
Giving Children Feelings of Safety and Security
A regular schedule helps children know what to expect, making them feel safe and secure. It’s not hard to make daily dinners together a positive ritual. Set a time each day and stick to it. Schedule certain special meals for certain days, and eat out together on special occasions.
Children who experience positive routines are better able to build personal relationships with family members. What’s more, they have the tools needed to connect with peers and friends when away from home.
Reducing Stress for Adults
The world can be a stressful place. Eating together gives adults a pleasant environment in which to process that stress and resolve problems, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to spark romance, honor life-changing events and celebrate holidays. It’s a good time to bring family members together and to introduce new friends into your circle.
Sharing a meal with a group of people has a way of bringing everyone together. Relationships are strengthened and oftentimes fences are mended. The experience of eating and drinking with friends and family is historically used as a way of bonding.
Make It Special With Orangina
Adding special ingredients to your meal inspires everyone to come and enjoy the time together. That’s why families the world over are bringing Orangina into their homes for everyday meals and special occasions.
Orangina is made from real fruit juice, orange pulp, and bubbles. It’s great on its own or as an addition to other drinks. What’s more, it’s made from simple ingredients.
Check out our site to find out what Orangina Sparkling Citrus Beverage can do for your meals. We also offer free recipe ideas to help you create memorable dining experiences your family will treasure for years to come.