Nowadays we live fast. We always go running to everywhere. We are really busy, we work, we have children, we do housework, we study and we have an intense social life.
We don´t have enough time for us and finally we have bad eating habits because it is faster to cook a hamburger than to cook a good stew. It is faster to eat a sandwich than to eat a big salad.
A lot of times we need to eat out and fast food is cheaper or we often go out with friends and we eat too much and we drink alcohol.
Also, in these days, there are all kinds of food in the supermarkets, food with a lot of fat like pizzas, chocolates, ice-creams, cakes, buns or chips. Fifty years ago in Spain it was difficult to find this type of food, but now it´s easy and not very expensive. Young people like this type of food very much. But they are consuming a lot of calories in a few grams. And they can become overweight.
On the other hand, at present we have more information about what´s better to eat or what´s worse to eat. There are advertising campaigns about eating five (fruits and vegetables), fish, low calories food, etc. And the last campaigns in the schools about eating clementine oranges.
In conclusion, eating habits are really important for our health. We decide to have bad or healthy eating habits.
By Mª Dolores