Dangers Of BBQ, What’s The Truth?
Lately, I’ve seen several articles about the dangers of BBQ. What’s the truth?
There is no question that cooking animal flesh over an open flame yields a meal loaded with carcinogens. Heterocyclic amines (HCA’s), caused by cooking meat over high heat, have been known to be a potential problem for as long as I have been in practice (a very long time).
I’m always fascinated by the majority of these articles because they don’t tell the whole truth. They just focus on making BBQ a bad guy.
In truth, most of us eat veggies and fruit along with our summer BBQ, and those foods are full of the antioxidant vitamins that protect us against HCA’s. Additionally, if you are receiving this newsletter you are undoubtedly smart enough to supplement your diet with additional vitamins and minerals, and these are the chemicals that protect us against these harmful HCA’s.
Undoubtedly, the most important protective antioxidant is Vitamin C, so don’t stop taking your Vitamin C during the warm BBQ season, it’s good for a lot more than thwarting the common cold.