Get ready to blow your mind with this food fact about your healthy lunch:
How you cook is just as important as what you cook!
1. Reason one-million-and-one to avoid deep-fried, well, everything?!
The greasy, and yes, usually yummy stuff is horrible for you. The oil used is often high in saturated fat which can cause cholesterol problems, heart disease and obesity. Plus, the high temperatures used in frying produce a chemical called acrylamide, which has been linked to a higher risk for certain cancers.
2. While grilling may be your go-to… Hold up a second.
When foods are exposed to an open flame, chemicals can form that can also up your cancer risk. A couple safety tips: frequently turn foods over when exposed to high heat and remove any black, charred sections.
3.Baking’s got to be good, right?
Well, maybe. Any dry heat cooking at high temps can lead to the formation of something called AGES proven to cause inflammation, and linked to things like diabetes and heart disease. The latest study recommends baking at lower temps, using acidic marinades like lemon juice or vinegar to help the meat stay intact. Try boiling or stewing, instead.
Related: Don’t Be a Newbie in the Kitchen!