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Do you like fast food?Some one say yes,for they hold the view that fast food can save a lot of time and it is cost-effective.But others think that fast food is harmful to their health,so they dislike it.

Eating is one of the human's activities that it is enjoyable.There are many kinds of food available to eat,no exception is fast food.Fast food originated from the West particularly the U.S and spread the world until it became a craze.It gained popularity in the East rapidly due to the ease of communication globally.Though it is popular,fast food has both advantages and disadvantages.

The most evident advantage of fast food is that it saves time.In today's fast-paced life,there is nothing better than getting a ready meal.Besides the time an individual has to spend in the kitchen,cooking a meal,also requires one to make a trip to the supermarket to buy the ingredients for the dish.Then,there is the added effort and time consumed in washing and peeling the vegetables.All this makes eating fast food more preferable over cooking a meal for a busy individual.Another advantage of fast food is the price of it is reasonable.Saving money gives fast food an edge over the meal prepared in the kitchen.If one lives alone,then it is cheaper to buy a meal at the supermarket instead of cooking it at home.Also,certain fast foods like fries and hamburgers come pretty cheap.

The greatest disadvantage of fast food is the adverse effect that it has on one's health.Usually,fast food is higher in soya,fat,sugar,oil,fried meat,salt,cheese,and mayonnaise.It is a fact that fast food is more unhealthy than home-cooked meals,as it contains higher amounts of unwanted nutrients like salt,fat and various types of additives.It may contain harmful bacteria too.Frying also destroys most of the essential nutrients from the food.Very small amounts of vegetables and fruits are present in fast food.Moreover,Fast food being rich in salt,adversely affects the heart health and the overall health of an individual.Such type of food is an important contributor to obesity in the population.Obesity is on the rise,and a direct link is being cited between fast food and obesity in us.

Fast food is an invention of the modern times.Ready-made food being served fast is like a blessing after a hard day's work.However,like everything,it has its own pros and cons.Citing a few points about the advantages of fast food does not mean that I am denying its drawbacks.It is a fact that high amounts of fats and salt in fast food are raising concerns about its adverse effect on health.However,by making some smart choices while placing the order and also resorting to an active lifestyle,we can definitely minimize the drawbacks of fast food.


(Opinions of the writer in this blog don't represent those of China Daily.)


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