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Fast Food Versus Home Made Food

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James Bond
Mrs. Smith
October 3 2012

Home-prepared Food versus Eating Fast-food  
Today’s pace of life can be quite hectic and chaotic for most people. Work, errands, and other factors can consume people’s time and leave them in a hurry. Being short of time can even interfere with people’s eating habits. A convenient and simple solution to this issue is eating fast food. It allows individuals who lack the time to cook meals an opportunity to receive their food immediately. While this seems like an effortless way to satisfy our hunger, in reality fast food is quite unhealthy and overpriced for its worth. Although fast food is instant and convenient, preparing homemade meals is a smarter and healthier option.
Eating home prepared meals is extremely healthy for you in the short and long term. When you eat at home it allows you to monitor the ingredients being put into your food. Using quality ingredients that are loaded with vitamins and minerals ensures maximum nutritional value. Also, eating at home allows you to control portion sizes and use healthy alternatives. For example, a McDonalds Big Mac burger is approximately 563 calories and contains about 33 grams of fat. In addition, it is full of extra harmful ingredients such as high sodium and Trans fats. However, a home-prepared hamburger, containing fresh store-bought ingredients, is only 274 calories and contains 7 grams of fat. Considering people should be consuming around 1800-2200 calories per day, a greasy McDonald’s burger does not appear to be a wise option. Eating a balanced wholesome meal at home ensures a healthy lifestyle and also the peace of mind that comes with knowing exactly what goes into your food.
In addition to its nutritious qualities, homemade food is less expensive than eating out. Instead of making daily visits to fast-food restaurants and wasting fuel, you can make one weekly trip to your local grocery store by simply eating at home. Purchasing your own ingredients weekly...

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