Do you have a propensity for burning food? Do your fried eggs turn up with dark edges? Are your French fries constantly over-done? Burning your food is a terrible waste, and if you still decide – heaven forbid – sitting down and eating it, this is one habit you’d better stop right now. Burnt food becomes a potent source of carcinogens, and constant consumption of it can lead to damaging effects like indigestion, ulcers, and worse, cancer. Carcinogens are one of the worst ways to eat your way to cancer.
Here are some tips you can follow to avoid carcinogens in your food:
!) Throw out burnt food. Did you microwave some popcorn, only to find chunks of burned corned at the bottom of the bag? Forget it! Chuck that burnt popcorn. Cut away any burnt fat off your barbecue, as well.
2) Opt for baking, poaching, or boiling your food. These cooking styles lessen the chances of burnt food compared to frying and grilling.
3) Never leave your frying or grilling food unattended. It can be very easy to forget you are cooking something, specially when you’re engaged with something fun. Focus on your cooking task, or make sure you have a timer to remind you to check on your cooking.