We have all heard the saying."You are what you eat." But how many of us are willing to admit that the expression applies to us as well as to all those unidentified people out there?Current research suggests that the majority of Americans have bad eating habits,and some of this is determined by our lifestyle,which demands that we eat quickly and inexpensively.
What are the commonest foods on the American menu? Hamburgers and French fries,sugar-laden drinks;pies andwhipped cream,malts and ice-cream. Apart from an occasional broiled hamburger,all the things on that list are bad for us.And there are certain prophets of doom who predict that all those fatladen fast foods provide us with only one thing-a faster road to the grave.
On the other hand, there are those who claim that the basic fast-food meal contains all the nourishment you need. After all, there are meat. milk, salad (if you have the extras), and bread. And if you have a cheeseburger instead of a hamburger, you are doing yourself an extra favor by adding additional protein.What these good news gossips are overlooking is the usually pulpy bun; the excess of sugar in the maltose or Coke;and overdose of salt that is sprinkled on the hamburger to make palatable (美味的).
So you decide to stay away from the hamburger joint, and buy your food from the supermarket. Are you any better off? Not if you buy frozen or canned food. The experts tell us that canned and frozen vegetables contain sugar, as well as all sorts of perspectives that are not doing anything to improve your health. According to these people. the only way to be sure your food is good for you is to buy it and cook it fresh. And then. of course. you have to eat it-and that creates another problem. The speed of today's world has encouraged many of us to eat far too fast. We do not chew our food enough, and we eat on the run or we jump and start running the minutc we finish eating.
1.According to current research，the bad eating habits of the Americans are determined by their_____________________.
2.Who most probably thinks that the fat-laden fast foods are fatal?
3.Compared with a hamburger, a cheeseburger provides us with more______________________.
4.What should we do with the food so as to be better off?
5.By saying that "we eat on the run". the author means that we are made to__________________.
2.[The prophets of doom.]
4.[Buy it and cook it fresh.]
5.[eat far too fast]