Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal! My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal is 24.9.
Natural Weight Loss
Avoid Overcooking Your Foods
Cooking foods for all but brief periods of time destroys many valuable nutrients.
More alarming is when foods are cooked to the point of browning or charring, the organic compounds they contain change in structure, producing carcinogens.
Barbecued meats seem to pose the worst health threat in this regard.
When burning fat drips onto an open flame, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) – dangerous carcinogens – are formed.
When amino acids and other chemicals found in muscle are exposed to high temperatures, other carcinogens, called heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs), are created.
In fact, many of the chemicals used to produce cancer in laboratory animals have been isolated from cooked proteins.
It’s important to note, though, cooked meats don’t pose the only threat.
Even browned or burned bread crusts contain a variety of carcinogenic substances.
The dangers posed by the practice of cooking foods at high temperatures or until browned or burned shouldn’t be dismissed.
Although eating habits vary widely from person to person, it’s safe to assume many people consume many grams of overcooked foods a day.
By comparison, only half a gram of this same dangerous burned material is inhaled by someone who smokes 2 packs of cigarettes a day.
Clearly, by eating produce raw or only lightly cooked, and by greatly limiting your consumption of meat, you’ll be doing much to decrease your risk of cancer and, possibly, other disorders.
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