IELTS Writing: Fast food

In many countries, traditional foods are being replaced by international fast food. This is having a negative effect on both families and societies. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Nowadays, fast-food is the common solution when people all over the world are seeking a quick and easy meal. However whether eating fast-food meal on a regular basis will lead to various problems remains a controversial issue. I agree with the view that despite its convenience, eating too much these junk food will definitely put negative impact on the families and societies.

First, it is obvious that fast-food is low in nutrition, but high in sugar and calories. Eating these food regularly can cause severe health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and even cancers. Therefore families should be aware of these effects when determining whether fast-food is safe to be included in the diet, especially when some members are suffering diseases already.

Moreover, fast-food will indeed pose a threat to the traditional food culture in many countries. As fast-food is easy to cook, and can be seen everywhere, people would like to eat outside instead of doing home cooking. As a result, after generations, citizens in the countries will become much unfamiliar with the traditional food recipes, which is a great loss.

That is not to say that these restaurants should be banned completely. As they are internationally standardized, foods are under strictly quality control and thus relatively safer than most of other food. But honestly, compared with the shortcomings, these merits are unfortunately meaningless.

In sum, eating too much these popular junk food will be harmful both to consumers’ health and holistic society; meanwhile, these restaurant do not needed to be closed but to limit to a small scale. Only by doing so can we ensure that we will have convenient and diversified food.

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