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Take-out food can cause overweight problems, health threat to Filipinos

  • Filipinos would prefer take-out food from the carenderia
  • 7 out 10 Filipino are used to buy and take-out food every day
  • Filipinos who used to eat take-out food became overweight due to the selection of food

Dine in or take -out?

This is the usual question we encounter when buying food in a canteen or any food store. But because of our hectic schedules, we would probably choose “take out.”

Like Annielyn Gallos, a businesswoman who would prefer take-out food from the carenderia.

“Yung time namin nako-consume na ng pagtitinda namin o business namin, the easiest way para makakain kami is through carinderia lang,” said Annielyn.

The canteen server also admitted that there are more customers who would like to take food out than to dine in.

A report by ABS-CBN news stated that there is a negative effect of the usual routine of buying take-out food.

According to the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), that 7 out 10 Filipino are used to buy take-out food every day, which became the reason why Filipinos became overweight and it is a threat to our health.

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Dr. Imelda Agdeppa, assistant scientist of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute, explained that Filipinos who used to take-out food become overweight, due to the selection of food.

Doon sa mga stores na pinupuntahan nila ay kokonti ang nagbebenta ng vegetables, and if there are vegetables present, its not variety,” she said.


Nutrition also advises that we should eat leafy vegetables such as kulitis, malunggay, sigarilyas, and saluyot that are rich in vitamins. These kinds of vegetables can also be grown in the backyard.

Written by Rhelyn Harder

An open-minded person who seeks to inspire readers through writing. She believes that having the freedom and courage to express oneself is an opportunity to influence others.

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