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Can Cooking Meat With High Heat Leave Your Health In Defeat?

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Many people have grown up eating meat at almost every meal. It is often the featured attraction during dinner and at holiday events. 

Meat is delicious; especially the little burnt crispy bits. they are chewy and delicious, but they may also contain hazardous carcinogens. 

PREVENT MAKING HCAs and PAHs

A recent article by the National Cancer Institute warns that cooking meat at high temperatures during pan frying, grilling, or over an open flame creates Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) many increase the risk of cancer when eaten. These same PHAs are also found in cigarette smoke and exhaust fumes.     

This article can be found at:

 http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/diet/cooked-meats-fact-sheet



INCREASED RISK of PROSTATE CANCER

 

An article by Medicinenet.com warns that Pan-Fried Red Meat may increase the Risk of Prostate Cancer. 

The article cites findings from research done at the University of Southern California which found men who ate 1.5 servings of pan-fried red meat per week increased their risk of prostate cancer by 30%. 

The percentages went up significantly with increased weekly servings of pan-fried meat.  

This article can be found at:http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=162733

COOK MEAT LOW and SLOW

Meat is delicious source of protein that many people enjoy and are accustomed to eating regularly on a daily basis.  There is plenty of evidence that cooking meat at high temperatures may very well have a negative impact on our health.  Learning to cook meat so as to derive the protein benefit without the negative effects of HCAs or PAHs is important when trying to eat healthy. An article written in the Chicago Tribune advocates using slow cookers and moist cooking techniques as Healthy Alternatives to cooking meat at high temperatures.

This article can be found at:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-05-15/features/sns-201205152000--tms--foodstylts--v-h20120515-20120515_1_hcas-slow-cooking-cooking-method   

  

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