July 16, 2018
For many Americans, cooking dinner on the grill is the perfect way to spend a summer evening. Unfortunately, some research indicates that cooking meat at very high temperatures (usually by grilling or pan-frying) can form chemicals that change the meat’s DNA and may increase your risk of certain cancers. So far this has only been shown in animals—not in humans—but it is something to be aware of. The good news is, according to the National Cancer Institute, there are ways you can enjoy grilled food more healthfully.
The bottom line is you don’t need to stop grilling completely, but it may be beneficial to your health to incorporate some of these methods at your next cookout.