A nutritionist suggests a way to balance the impact of smoked and barbecued meat on the body
Do you like to gorge on smoked and grilled meats? If yes, then you should pay attention to the advice of nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee. According to nutritionists, smoking, frying, broiling, broiling, baking and roasting at high temperatures “produces loads of HCAs (essentially harmful chemicals) in meats.” In an Instagram post, Anjali outlines the impact of smoked meats on the body along with ways to lessen the impact.
The health expert explains that heterocyclic amines (HCAs) can damage “heart muscles” and “genetic material/DNA”. In addition, it accelerates the aging process of cells and subsequently of the body. Anjali Mukerjee also adds that consumption of smoked, barbecued or grilled meat over a period of time increases the risk of “breast cancer in postmenopausal women”. This risk is only multiplied in women, who consume less fruit and vegetables (anti-oxidants) in their diet. In addition to heterocyclic amines (HCA), “the high saturated fat content of these meats also contributes to causing cancer and heart disease”, adds the nutritionist.
How can you reduce the impact of these harmful chemicals on your body? Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee offers a solution
1) Eat smoked and barbecued meats occasionally and “don’t make them the centerpiece of your meals.”
2) Then the nutritionist suggests balancing it with the consumption of raw salads and fruits in the same meal.
3) The third trick is to “squeeze lemon on top and serve with a salad of raw onions and radishes”. Indeed, their antioxidant effect will neutralize some of the damage caused.
Meanwhile, you can always swear by the healthy ways to cook meat, which include stewing, boiling, steaming, sautéing, and simmering.
Disclaimer: This content, including advice, provides generic information only. It does not in any way replace qualified medical advice. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim any responsibility for this information.
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