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  • Date Submitted: 01/15/2012 06:40 AM
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ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF FAST FOOD
A very good morning to Miss Aishah and fellow friends. Today we will talk about   “Advantages and Disadvantages of Fast Food” . Before that, what is fast food?. Fast food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly. While any meal with low preparation time can be considered to be fast food, typically the term refers to food sold in a restaurant or store with preheated or precooked ingredients, and served to the customer in a packaged form for take-out/take-away.
Fast food actually have 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. No matter how much the chefs praise the benefits of fresh food, at the end of a hard working day, when one returns home all tired and hungry, a pizza or a burger can be godsend.
Beside that, cost saving 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 burgers come pretty cheap.
Next, fast food does raise health concerns. However, if careful, you can find some options on the menu of a fast food restaurant that could be healthier.
The greatest disadvantages of fast food is the effect to health. It is a fact that, fast food is more unhealthy, as they contain higher amounts of salt, fats and calories. Fast food is an important contributor to obesity in the American population. Obesity in children is on the rise and a direct link is being cited between fast food and obesity in children.
Next, the greater the number of people at a meal in a fast food restaurant, the larger is the bill. Going out to a fast food eating joint with family once in a while won’t matter much. However, frequent visits to such restaurant with one’s family can become quite an expensive affair besides being unhealthy....

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