What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Convenience Foods?


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Anonymous answered
.There is a wide range to choose from
.It save time as less preparation/cooking time is needed
.They can be kept longer than fresh food
.They are more expensive than fresh food
.It may have lost some of their nutrients during processing.
.It may contain high in fats, salt and sugar which is bad for health if you eat too much of it
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Advantages of junk food are:

It is readily available.
Its production and sale creates jobs and income for some people.

Disadvantages are:

It is expensive.
It is unhealthy.
It could cause you to gain weight.
If you eat junk food you may not eat enough nutritious food.
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Anonymous answered
I think that the advatage of eating junk food is that you should eat it when you actually need it and not just eat it every day or time.
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Advantages of Fast Food

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. 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 score 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 does raise health concerns. However, if careful, you can find some options on the menu of a fast food restaurant that could be healthier. Salads are a smart choice. Go for bread products that are made from wheat bread. Opt for lean meat. If you could choose between the fried and boiled options, order the boiled preparation. Avoid ordering carbonic drinks when you are thirsty. Go for fruit juices, low-fat milk, diet soda. Is there anything better than plain water to quench your thirst? You could always resort to the 'make to order' option that certain fast food outlets offer, where you could restrict the use of ingredients that are not healthy.
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Bill Burns answered
Advantages are that you can save time on preparing foods, that is about all.

Disadvantages are that you are likely consuming high levels of sodium, saturated fat, triglycerides, and added sugar when eating varieties of convenience foods.
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Anonymous answered
Well the advantages are simply that it is easier to get them in a short amount of time. Unlike a regular meal that mad at home fast food is done and ready for you.

The disadvantages are plenty. First off fast food, whether it be a McDonalds hamburger or Twinkies from the corner store, contains high fat, high sodium, and high calories. There are many health problems with fast food as well. Obesity in America has increased due to America is a fast food nation.
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Anonymous answered
Try makin your own convenience foods
like muffins
they are very easy to make and they actually cost less

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