It can not be doubted that our eating style
has encountered a revolutionary change in the last few decades. It is the
change in the type of food that has had the greatest influence. Not only
have the recipes of certain food types have been altered, but also
absolutely new ones have been created. Examples include yet are not
restricted to beef hamburgers, potato chips, and cola drinks. All of these
changes contribute to making food preparation as fast and easy as
possible. It cannot be neglected that modern cooking facilities play a
dramatic role in this trend.
Some people regard this trend as a spoiler of our lives. Their argument
focuses on two main points. First, many newly emerged types of food have
not the essence of a "complete meal" as defined by
nutritionists. To add to the problem, these food types are often served
alone. In fact, there are many medical reports warning people from
depending upon such fast meals in their food. Other reports indicate a
high potential of malnutrition among those who are "addicted" to
the common duet of burgers and cola.
Second, the advantage of gathering family members around a meal at home
is lost. Fast prepared food types are usually eaten outside home. With the
absence of regular family meetings, relationships are likely to be weaker.
Others think that fast prepared food types do improve our style of
life. This opinion comes especially from busy people, working wives, and
younger people. They believe that we have many things in life more
important than eating. Time spent on food preparation is considered wasted
by them. Wives will have more time to take care of their families' souls
not just stomachs. Family relationships will get stronger. Business men
and women will have more time to concentrate on their business without
worrying about food arrangements. In general, people will have a greater
opportunity to take care of their minds and hearts. Reports estimate the
time spent on food arrangements as a large percentage of our lives.
I agree with that food preparation should take its necessary time and
care. Otherwise, the time saved in food preparation can lead to longer
times of headache or even of staying in hospitals suffering from