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TOEFL学習記録85

TOEFL essay No.6

People in the past ate healthier food than people today.
Agree or disagree?

Some argue that people today eat healthier food than people in the past because the average life expectancy today is longer. However, I believe that people in the past consumed healthier food than people today because our ancestors ate organic foods without chemicals, less fat, and less sugar.

First, people centuries ago partook of organic foods without chemicals because substances such as artificial colors, preservatives, fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides were not available in those days. In addition, transgenic plants that might adversely affect our health were not available in the past, either. On the contrary, today it is almost impossible to find foods that do not contain such artificial ingredients.

Second of all, our ancestors consumed less amount of fat. According to a study, an average adult 100 years ago obtained 20 percent of total calories from fat in contrast to 35% of total calories today. Less fat consumption contributes to reducing the risk of overweight, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and certain forms of cancer.  According to another study, the average weight of adult males 100 years ago was 30 pounds less than that of people today. In fact, the other day, my father showed me a photograph of our ancestors one hundred years ago, and they all look very skinny and healthy people.

Last but not least, people in the past consumed less sugar. Our ancestors didn’t drink any of the sodas or coffees that we drink today, so sugar intake wasn’t a problem. In contrast, sugar has made its way into almost everything we eat these days and it’s pretty hard to avoid. For example, my brother drinks 1 gallon of regular coke every day, and if my memory serves me right, a 12 ounce can of Coca-Cola contains 40 grams of sugar, meaning 1 gallons or 128 ounces of Coke includes approximately 425 grams of sugar. No wonder he weighs 250 pounds and suffers from diabetes.


Some argue that people today eat healthier food than people in the past because the average life expectancy is much longer today. However, this is not true, because the longer life expectancy is probably attributable to advanced medical treatment. In conclusion, I believe that our ancestors ate healthier food than people today because they partook of more organic foods with less fat and sugar.
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