fried foods, acrylamide and cancer

fried foods, acrylamide and cancer


Tips For Minimizing Acrylamide In Your Diet


  • Focus your diet around healthy, unprocessed, whole foods such as vegetables, fruit, legumes, and whole grains.
  • The more crisp and brown that a baked food is, the more acrylamide it is likely to contain. For example, “well-done” French fries and potato chips contain more acrylamide than the more lightly cooked versions of these foods.
  • When cooking starchy vegetables such as potatoes at home, cook them at a lower temperature for a longer period time. This minimizes the amount of acrylamide that is formed during the cooking process. Cooking foods at a higher temperature creates more acrylamide.
  • Frying and dry baking appear to generate the most acrylamide in foods.
  • If you do fry or bake foods at home, do not cook them to a dark brown color. The darker, more crisp, and more “done” the food is, the more acrylamide it is likely to contain.
  • Boiling, steaming, lightly sautéing and stir frying foods appears to create very little or no acrylamide.
  • Go For Organic. Some health experts feel that the chemicals that are used in conventional agriculture methods may increase the amount of acrylamide that forms in the final, cooked food product.
  • Finally, do your best to stay informed about the acrylamide food issue. The scientific research on this topic is new and evolving. It is always possible that future research studies will provide additional, important information about acrylamide in the food supply and human health concerns.

About Annika Voelpel

* former director of health & fitness programs at the sutton place hotel * former head therapist of duquette strength clinic * entering 10th year as a professional trainer * registered kinesiologist and active-rehabilitation specialist * level 1 track & field, gymnastics, dance, and aquatics coach * certified in the postural reprogramming system (PRS) * certified pilates instructor and acupressure massage practitioner * sports nutrition and healthy-cooking expert * seminar speaker and former presenter at the global youth assembly * former national level gymnast and competitive dancer * former varsity track and field competitor * experienced fitness model
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