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IELTS Essay 8

Today for a change we are publishing essay of one of our students. This may not be a perfect one, but it satisfies most of the evaluation criterion of IELTS. We are aware that there are a few mistakes; still we decided to go ahead. Your comments are welcome.

Even though doctors over the world agree that fast food is bad for people’s health, more and more people are eating it.

Why are more people eating fast food?

What can be done about this problem?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.


Globalization has its own adverse effects, out of which one is growing acceptance towards fast food. According to dieticians this has escalated a few health related disorders like blood pressure, diabetes and cardio-vascular problems. Doctors suggest that a healthy life cycle can be modularized into ten percent of workout, ten percent of rest and eighty percent efforts in good diet.

However, today’s youngsters are so much burdened with their daily chores that they tend to seek an easy source of food which they think is fast food. Multi-national companies creating marketing strategies to persuade their clients have influenced today’s generation around the globe for fast food. Moreover, easy availability of such food stuffs have made people lazy. Apart from this, time constraints have created a myth in the minds of the civilians regarding quick to cook and fine to eat plus the stimulation of the taste glands have made such food items the most favorite.

Beside this there is a small clan of people who have stuck to the traditional habits of eating healthy, cuisines no matter whether one is travelling car far away from their home. From my personal experiences, a healthy diet can not only have a positive effect on one’s efficiency but also it will help to gain a healthy life in the future. Once we develop these good habits, we do evolve those types of taste glands and adding a few nutritional spices will just escalate the taste of healthy food as well. For example, a salad can be made interesting by adding a little lime juice and tinge of salt.

To summarize, we need to publicize the advantages of nutritional food through social media or with the help of government creating awareness. One step today will make this world a better place to live in just as it is said, “an apple a day keeps doctor away”.

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