Nutrition and Health was an elective subject I took in high school. This subject taught me how to maintain a balance diet and do proper exercise. Once, there was an interesting topic discussed in the class: Eat out or eat at home. At that time, I considered the first option is better. However, if I choose again, I’d like to eat my own food at home.
I realize that having meals at home is much more beneficial than eating out at restaurants or food stands. Firstly, eating at home is one of the essential ways to keep fit and stay healthy. As I am not busy as a beaver, I can spend up to ten minutes to make a shopping list before going to supermarket. Keeping this way, it does not only allow me to save time in preparation of meals but also give me an opportunity to eat fresh food everyday. Even though I am not a trained cook, my meals are adequately prepared to provide enough vitamins and nutrition so that I am healthy to work and study. Inevitably, I and my family are sometimes too busy to cook our own meals; we go out wondering about the origin of food used at the restaurants.
Secondly, eating together with the whole family at home creates a cozy atmosphere. This is also a nice image in my culture which should be conserved. I am happy that each member in my family has basic skills of cooking so that we are alternatively responsible for day meals. Gathering at the dinner table, we are funny amusing food critics who enjoy the meal and share our daytime stories with one another. I guess having dinner out would never create a comfortable feeling along with peals of laughter as eating at home.
Each way of eating has its own advantages and disadvantages. However, eating at home seems to have more advantages that its disadvantages. It helps us build...