As i've written before, i'm studying for an English proficiency exam at my university. And i'm making writing exercises for this exam. That's the second essay I write as a practice. The essay topic was asked in a toefl test. I'm waiting for your comments.

Essay Topic: Nowadays, with the invention of the microwive and with the popularity of fast food restaurants, food has become easier to prepare than ever. Do you think microwave ovens and fast food restaurants are beneficial to society? Use spesific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Fast Foods

Currently most of the people prefer fast foods and foods cooked in microwave oven instead of preparing and cooking homemade foods that takes longer. The trend of having food quickly has advantages and disadvantages either.

In my opinion, the only benefit of eating fast foods and foods cooked in microwave oven is to provide to save time. There are many people who live in rush and have loads to do. In this case, itís hard to find time to cook a meal. Therefore fast foods and foods cooked in microwave oven emerge as a solution for those people. But there are many drawbacks of fast foods that outweigh this advantage. Since fast food restaruants became widespread, people do not eat balanced and nutrious. That causes serious health problems later.Especially for children, to eat balanced, healthy and nutrious is essential for proper growth. To eat so much fast foods in childhood might cause perminent growth disorders that might affect on childrenís psychology as well. Rates of obesity increases inevitably just as proliferation of eating fast foods. Obesity is not just to be overweight. It results significant health problems. In some countries, obesity rates are so high that the governments of that countries must take measures instantly to prevent this increase. Also the belief that microwave ovens trigger cancer is an noteworthy one, and one that i believe in. There is the same thought about fast foods too.

All things considered, we can conclude that to eat fast foods and foods cooked microwave ovens is to play with our healths for the sake of saving a little time. When we lose our health, neither money, nor time can get it back.