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Enjoy Safer Grilling this Year with Rosemary and Cherries
by Tony Isaacs
(The Best Years in Life) For many of us, spring and summer are grilling seasons. Unfortunately, grilling meat and cooking meat at high temperatures result in the formation of chemical compounds which may increase the risk of cancer. This year, if you find the urge to fire up the barbecue irresistible, addition of either of a couple of common food items can greatly reduce the formation such dangerous compounds: rosemary or tart cherries.
Chief among the cancer causing compounds produced by cooking meats are
heterocyclic amines (HCAs), which are classified by the National Toxicology
Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as human carcinogens
that increase the risk of cancer. Researchers at Kansas State University
recently studied adding rosemary extract to ground beef. In addition to alcohol,
the rosemary extracts contained a mixture of rosmarinic acid, carnosol, and
carnosic acid. The researchers were not sure how or if the compounds worked but
they found that adding the extracts reduced the HCA levels anywhere from 30 to
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About the author
Tony Isaacs is a natural health advocate and researcher and the author of books and articles about natural health including Cancer's Natural Enemy. Mr. Isaacs articles are featured at Natural News, the Health Science Institute's Healthiertalk website, CureZone, the Crusador online, AlignLife, the Cancer Tutor, the American Chronicle and several other venues. Mr. Isaacs also has The Best Years in Life website for baby boomers and others wishing to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. In addition, he hosts the Yahoo Oleandersoup Health group of over 2800 members and the CureZone Ask Tony Isaacs - Featuring Luella May forum.
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