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J5shredz41
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i-am-music08
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Started: 2/4/2010 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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J5shredz41

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Today, many skills are required to get by in the world, and one of the most important skills a person can acquire is often overlooked. Everybody must know how to cook, because it offers many benefits one will not receive if they do not know how to cook.
Eating at home regularly leads to better nutrition and a smaller waste line because restaurants add more sugars and preservatives (consumerreports.org). Also, the university of Minnesota did a study and found that young adults who cooked dinner at home at least once a week took in less fat, and more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and calcium than others who almost always got food from restaurants.
If a person is wise, they will most likely save money by eating at home too. If people are not wasting unused food, saving leftovers, and using coupons to buy their food they are almost guaranteed to save money by eating at home. Also, what if a person has no way of going out to get food or any money to order food? Knowing different ways to cook the food one has around his or her home would definitely be handy.
Many say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and like the body how can the rest of the home function if the heart is not being used? Food is one of the only things everybody has in common. Who does not like it? So why not learn how to make your own?
i-am-music08

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Cooking is an skill that was important for our ancestors to learn. Back in the day, people had to supply food for their families by their own skill and hands. It was very important for a young girl to learn how to cook sixty years ago. Now, in our modern world, the skill has lost some of it's importance. People today can join groups,such as weight watchers,that teach them how to eat right when they "eat out". It can be healthier for a family to eat out at a resturante than it can be for a family to eat a greasy cassarole that was an old family recipe just pulled out of the oven. I argue that it is more important for people to learn how to eat right than to learn how to cook. Most resturants have special meals that are very nutricious. You can ask for the nutriton facts for any meal right at the resturant. In the modern day world cooking has lost it's importance because there is such an abundance of healthy food at places that serve that food daily. If you regulate your budget and watch for specials, eating out can be affordable. Plus, without all the time you waste cooking, you can spend more time with your family.
Debate Round No. 1
J5shredz41

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i-am-music08

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Debate Round No. 2
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by i-am-music08 7 years ago
i-am-music08
This debate is fun lol but you are going to lose
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Vote Placed by RoyLatham 7 years ago
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