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Friday, July 1, 2011
From barbecue season through tailgating time, grilling is more of a lifestyle than a method of cooking food. It can be a delicious part of healthy living if you follow these tips to maximize flavor while minimizing your cancer risk.
Can eating grilled foods really increase cancer risk?Unfortunately, certain aspects of the grilling process can cause changes in food thatmay contribute to your cancer risk. Although more studies are needed to confirm the link between grilling and cancer in humans, it’s certainly worthwhile to decrease your exposure to any possible carcinogens. The danger comes from two sources:
Can these risks be avoided?Absolutely! In fact, grilling can be one of the healthiest methods of cooking if you pay attention to a few factors:
Get startedWe’ve compiled some ofour favorite summer grilling recipesfrom Mass General’s “Be Fit” healthy eating program and other trusted sources. Give them a try, but remember: You can make all your favorite summer recipes healthier if you keep our healthy grilling tips in mind. Enjoy!
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