Monday, January 19, 2009

Day 294- Nutrition Bites

Overcooking meat and poultry can be dangerous!  Lawerence Livermore's researchers discovered that heterocylic amines (HCAs) form when amino acids combine with creatine ad they are heated together to a high temperature. "As soon as you heat over 350 degrees, HCAs show up with PhIP being the most common. PhIP is a carcinogen, at least in animals. Feeding large does of PhIP to rats cause colon, breast, and prostrate tumors. PhIP and three other HCAs are reasonably anticipated to be carcinogenic.

-Nutrition Action, September 2008, p.9

Sugar Preacher's Experience
Eat meat less and definitely don't overcook it! I rarely cook meat at home and occasionally order meat while dining.  Next time while dining, I will ask the waitor or waitress the cooked temperature of the meat.  

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