home made food vs fast food

Malaysia
October 2, 2008 12:54pm CST
There are so many fast food we can find now days. Some people prefer fast because it easy to get and easy to eat. All things and product are becoming more and more expensive. There a lot case food poisoning happening around us because the food is nor clean enough. I am curious to know what food type you will choose? Is it food that cook at home or fast food? Why do you choose that particular food.
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22 responses
• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
I preferred home made food. One of the main reason is due to hygiene factor. Even the fast food restaurant are with Grade A, means that is clean and tidy and is with higher standard for the quality, but still have doubts on that. If for home made, all those factors are high priority for us as the customer is family member, no one would like family member get into any problem due to the food served. As it is home made, normally the ingredient use will be much more quality, thus the taste is much more different!
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• Malaysia
5 Oct 08
Bingo, that's the fact of fast food. So if go for quality, better homemade.
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• United States
3 Oct 08
I find myself eating more fast food though I would rather have a home cooked meal. We have such a crazy scedule that I will have dinner plans (to cook) but it seems as if something always calls me away from the house and we just stop and get something from a drive thru. I am hoping that I can prioritise things well enough so that we can start eating at home much more. Fast food is not good for you or the children that eat it, it is becomming very expensive. I remember when you could get McDonalds happy meal for .99, not anymore! Thereis no telling what most of the food ismade of, where it has been, where it comes from or how clean it is before or while you are eating it. You know everybody says that they will drop it on the floor or do nasty things to it and still serve it! There is no telling but knowing that it doesnt equal up to a home cooked meal and tat it is in no way good for you is enough for me.
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• Malaysia
4 Oct 08
Fast food to becoming more expensive now days. We can save a lot money buy eating home made meals. We can save money for other more important things. It is more healthier to have home made meals than fast food. Thanks for sharing.
• Malaysia
5 Oct 08
Fast food becoming more expensive now days. We can save a lot money by less buying fast food and eat more home made meals. We can save the money to get or buy more important things. it is more healthier to have home made meals than fast food. Thanks for sharing.
@Lindalinda (4116)
• Canada
3 Oct 08
Hi there, I prefer to cook my own food. It is rare that I eat fast food and then I prefer to take it from reputable outlets. Here where I live it is not often that their food gives you food poisoning because they are controlled strictly and if they are not clean they get shut down. However, a steady diet of fast food is extremely unhealthy since it is full of fat, salt and sugar. People who eat a lot of fast food tend to get obese which brings on other health problems, so it is best to take fast food in moderation.
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• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
Fast food to cause a lot problems to our health if taken regularly. Health problem like overweight, heart problem, blood or diabetes can happen. Now days children are also getting this disease and not just old people. Disease wont happen when we are old,it doesn't care how old that person is.
• Canada
3 Oct 08
Yes, you are so right. In the West in particular fast food is now causing obesity and the other health problems that you mentioned in children and young adults. The best way is to use fast food very sparingly.
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@xParanoiax (7005)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I like both, but could not eat fast food on a regular basis. Besides, making your own food -- especially if you grow your own food, is overall alot safer.
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• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
I think growing own food like vegetable is good. Thanks for bring that up. It does safe money and we will sure there are no no overdose insect poison on that vegetables. I think eat fast food sometimes will be okay. If always have fast food, then it will be bad for our health. Thanks for sharing.
• United States
4 Oct 08
Not just health, if you eat the same thing constantly...your tastebuds will eventually turn something you like into something you dislike. I had live on chicken noodle soup for a winter and I haven't been able to eat that kind of soup since because my tastbuds say, "YUCK!"
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• Philippines
31 Oct 08
hi! i always try to eat home made food. usually in the morning, before I go to work, I cook food for breakfast and for lunch which will last until dinner, just have to put in the refrigerator. but sometimes, when we are in hurry, or there is no food at home, we will eat at fast food. but it happens very seldom take care
• Malaysia
31 Oct 08
Thanks for sharing. Home made meals definitely is good for health. We also know how clean and the ingredients we put in it. Plus we can save money from not buying fast food. Fast food now days becoming more expensive.
• India
4 Oct 08
I Always Prefer The Home Made Food Is The Best Why Bcoz Our Parents Wil Take Care Of our Food and make them healtier as they make a very real good food and its not that good but still home made food is good for our health fast food is not good for health but it will be very tastier than the home made food some times i actually eat outside food as i will get bored out of home made food
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• Malaysia
5 Oct 08
Nice to hear that your parents do care what food type their children should have. Some parents that are busy working, don't have time to care what the food their children have. They just let the maid take care of their children.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
3 Oct 08
I prefer to eat homemade food because its cheaper, lol. Homemade food for me because I like to cook for my husband and my family. But it is good to eat in a restaurant or fast food once in a while.
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• Malaysia
5 Oct 08
Nice to know you like to cook. I agree that sometimes have fast food will be okay. The wrong is getting to much. Anything in our life, we shouldn't overdo like having to much fast food or spending to much.
• United States
3 Oct 08
hi I always choose to have food which was cooked at home,but some times I like to have fast foods(very rare).Home made food is always delicious,healthy,nutritious and what not,where as fast food is not clean,dont know how far its delicious and nutritious.So i like to have home food most of the times.
• Malaysia
5 Oct 08
Many doctors also will advise their patient to less take fast food in their eating. Fast food is now popular among kids. This cause kids also to have health problem that usually face by adult like diabetics. Thanks for sharing.
3 Oct 08
fast food is very tasty to eat but shows its effects much later
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• Malaysia
5 Oct 08
Fast food do taste tasty because there are a lot preservatives in the food. This will cause people to gain more weight and will get many diseases. The effect only will shown later. After the effect show up, regret will be little bit useless. Thanks for sharing.
• India
3 Oct 08
I like home made food than fast food.I think eating fast food is not good for health.Lot of preservatives are added in fast food to improve taste.Prolong use of fast food can lead to cancers and other diseases.
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• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
There are no many preservative in the fast food. This may lead to many diseases like you mention. Health life will create happiness and will bring many good things to the world.
@belk89 (1104)
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
I always love home made food compared to fastfood. It is healthier since you know that the ingredients you put are all fresh and no preservatives are added. Aside from that you are the one who cook it so youll do the best you can to make the food appetizing without mixing fat or any ingredients that has more calories and fat. Fastfood doesnt contain nutrients that is needed by the body. It can also make a person gain so much weight and become unhealthy.
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• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
You are right about fast food will make us gain weight and become unhealthy. Cooking own food or have home made meals to bring more happiness. Besides that I think it will make the family bond more closer.
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
3 Oct 08
We mostly cook at home; we rarely have fast food. If we go out, we go to a place that has a lot of healthy options. Part of it is that fast food does seem kind of limited: hamburger, pizzas, wraps, tacos, and sandwiches. And part of it is that if we got fast food, we'd want to get fries or some other unhealthy side. If we eat at home, we eat less meat and more vegetables.
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• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
Eat vegetables do help especially if want lose the weight and want to have good shape body. I heard old people says that, if want to keep our body younger and help health life, we need to watch what we eat. Eating too much fast food can cause die at young age.
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
3 Oct 08
Most of our meals are cooked here at home. The main reasons for that are cost since it is cheaper to cook here. And for health reasons. Food prepared at home is less fattening and healthier. Typically we eat out once a week here in our household. But, when possible we go to our favorite locally owned burger joint. We know and are friends with the owners. Plus, they have a great salad bar I like to choose from. That way I'm getting healthy fast food.
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• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
Home made meals is more cheaper than fast food. Fast food not only don't have goo nutrition to the body and also cost a lot money. There so many fast food now days. Home made meals do make our bodies healthier.
@rajueie (204)
• India
3 Oct 08
hi frends....better to go wid home made food....home made food is made by our mother...and it iwll be very delicious...and it will have its own nutritious contens...wheree as when u copmare the food wid the fast food...then it is not as good as our home made...ones.....so beetere take home made food...and live healthy and happily...thanq..happy mylotting
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• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
Thanks for sharing. Looks like many people do love home made meals. It does proven home made meals are more healthier than fast food. Besides that there are love in the ffod that we can't find in fast food. The care our mother put in it.
• Singapore
3 Oct 08
hi,honestly i love to eat, so it doesn't matter to me really whether home made or fast food. Fast food like burgers & pizza are my most favorite, it also have fresh vegetables on it so there you can get nutrients. Though i will not have any idea for its cleanliness i just make sure i go to the best fast food in town. Home made food on the other hand is of course most preferred as what everyone's comments that it would be cleaner & safer, but if only you or w/ a partner are eating then it makes sense to just buy fast food as you can save more, unless of course money is not a problem. But if more than 2 ppl are eating then making homemade food is the best choice, esp on weekends a simple family gathering....:) Goodday:)
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• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
Some will like fast food and some will like home made meals. Anyway enjoy eating no matter what food type you like. At least you can have the food you like. Thanks for sharing.
@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
3 Oct 08
It is better to prepare you own meals at home, it saves money and is healthier too and you know that the food is fresh and cooked properly. There are times when you want to eat out but everyone has to be careful making sure the place is clean and and the food is safe.
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• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
You are right. Eating home cooked meals does save money and more healthier. We also can safe ourselves from getting food poison and safe money from spending to get medicine. Home cooked meals do have a lot advantages than fast food.
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@shell94 (990)
• Canada
2 Oct 08
I prefer home cooked food as opposed to take out food. Although there are times I do crave some of the grease in the burgers or pizza that you don't get at home. At home I can be more creative and add specific things that my family likes. You don't have these types of options with fast food.
• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
Sometimes people would like to have fast food sometimes. Having sometimes fast food will be okay. But always having it is bad for our health. You are right, about we can add something else we like in the fast food. Sometimes if want to add extra ingredients means extra charge.
• United States
2 Oct 08
I let my husband whip me up a gourmet dinner. He actually loves to cook it helps him unwind he says. I wash the dishes as he is preparing. So I take his food anyday over the week over fast food. Fastfood just puts on the pounds and your really dont know what they put in it and heaven forbid if they wash their hands or what.
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• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
Fast food would just increase the fat inside our body. Some fast food provider don't have good hygiene. I prefer home made meals more than fast food.
@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
2 Oct 08
I love to cook a big dinner at home, but the problem is having anyone here to eat it with me. My boys are at football practice every day after school, some nights and then their games. They also work some nights. When they are home, they usually have picked up Subway after football and don't feel like eating. My husband works 2 nights too, so there is one night a week that everyone is home. I usually try to fix a nice meal that night. the other nights we will either get takeout or make sandwiches and soup~ something easy. Sometimes it is actually cheaper to eat out rather than cooking when it is just my daughter and myself.
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• Malaysia
2 Oct 08
Yes sometimes it happen when no one to eat at home beside the person who cooks it. Sometimes when I and my other family members are busy, no body eat my mum cooking beside her. I will still have some of the food my mum cook even I am busy with my school. I don't want to disappoint my mum. Thanks for sharing.
• Philippines
2 Oct 08
i love cooking and i a the one who cooks for the whole family. there was a time that i live with a friend who loves to eat fast food she all ways buy the food for us. well after a month i almost die not because of food poisoning but luck of vitamins in my system.
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• Malaysia
2 Oct 08
Nice to hear you like to cook. Health food like home meal do have a lot vitamins and mineral for our body. Eating too much fast food is not good for our health. I hear some says like the name fast food, we also will say bye faster to this world. I feel want to laugh when hear that for the first time.