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It is well known that cooked meats can contain carcinogens (See Carcinogens from Food, Part 1 for the full story), but did you know that carcinogens can also be found in starchy foods?
 
During high temperature cooking such as frying, roasting, and baking, sugar and starch containing foods become beautiful and browned thanks to a process called the Maillard reaction. However, a byproduct called acrylamide is formed during reactions between naturally occurri...

August 1, 2016

It is a wonder that the human body can masterfully extinguish so many different harmful compounds from its natural metabolic processes, let alone what it encounters from the environment! On the other hand, we can sometimes submit ourselves to unnecessary loads of harmful chemicals and environmental stressors. To paraphrase Dr. Seuss, it's a good thing we have "brains in our heads and feet in our shoes", and we can avoid harmful things however we choose! One...

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