3 Grilling Tips For Perfect Meat & Vegetables

1. What are HCAs?

Heterocyclic amines, or HCAs, are carcinogenic compounds created when meat is heated up. It has been shown to increase the risk of breast, lung, stomach, pancreatic, and prostate cancers.

Marinate meat. It can lower HCAs by as much as 99 percent. Rosemarry, tumeric, and avocado oil are some of the best ingredients to use.

2. What is acrylamide? 

Acrylamide is a naturally-occurring compound formed when starchy foods are cooked at 250° F or higher. Based on lab animal studies, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified acrylamide as a “probable human carcinogen.”

Soak potatoes. Soak raw, sliced potatoes in water for two hours to slash acrylamide by nearly 50 percent. Avoid storing potatoes in the refrigerator, which encourages them to produce more acrylamide during cooking.

 

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