Fast foods

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Food is the basic necessity of life. Eating is the most enjoyable activity among humans. There are many kinds of food available to eat. The most popular food among teenagers and children are the fast food. Fast food are time saving, cheap but unhealthy.

The most common advantage of fast food is that it saves time. In today's fast pace of 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 preferably over cooking a meal for a busy individual. Besides time, 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.

Fast food contains large amounts of fat, and as fat stores in your body, you'll gain weight and could become obese. The more weight you gain, the more you'll be at risk for serious illnesses such as diabetes and heart diseases. You could even have a heart attack.

Have you ever wondered how far you would have to run to burn off that fast food meal?

A small bag of McDonald's French Fries contains 1010 kilojoules or 243 calories. Distance required to run that off: 3.9km

A Big Mac contains 2050 kilojoules or 492 calories. Distance required to run that off: 7.9km

One piece of KFC original chicken contains 1315 kilojoules or 314 calories. Distance required to...