You Go, Grill: How to Have a Healthier Cook Out
Grilling mayِ beِ one ofِ the great American pastimes – ranking rightِ up thereِ with fireworks onِ the Fourth ofِ July – butِ charred chicken andِ steak aren’t theِ greatest foods forِ our health.
While grilling isِ prized forِ its ability toِ cook food withoutِ added fat, theِ blackened bits thatِ form onِ proteins suchِ asِ meat andِ fish containِ two types ofِ chemical compounds thatِ mayِ contribute toِ cancer: heterocyclic amines (HCAs) andِ polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
It’s notِ really aboutِ needing toِ avoid grilling butِ to haveِ a fewِ safety tips inِ mind toِ beِ healthy, saidِ Stephanie Meyers, senior coordinating nutritionist atِ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute inِ Boston.
All in all, grilling a few times per week is perfectly acceptable, Meyers said.
I thinkِ we wantِ toِ keepِ the risk inِ perspective, sheِ said.
grilling isِ very lowِ inِ relative risk.
Even ifِ you justِ change twoِ orِ three ofِ your behaviors atِ the grill, you’reِ doingِ yourself a favor..