In the last article, (Grilling Can Increase Cancer Risk. Cut That Risk With These 4 Easy Tips) I talked about the evidence linking charred meats to cancer risk. But, there are a few easy tips for keeping that risk low. One of those is to marinate your meats. Another is to grill veggies instead. I actually grilled a lot of veggies over the weekend including bok choy, beets and turnips. The marinade recipes today com from Zest for Life: The Mediterranean Anti-Cancer Diet, a book … [Read more...]
Grilling Can Increase Cancer Risk. Cut That Risk With These 4 Easy Tips!
You may or may not be aware that when an open flame touches meat, it forms compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). These compounds actually have the opportunity to damage DNA and result in the growth of cancer cells. This happens under the following two circumstances: (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When the cooking method is grilling When the food item that is cooked is meat (either red meat, poultry or fish) Don't … [Read more...]