Are Burnt Toast Cause Cancer?
From childhood we heard that older people told us “do not eat burnt toast, they are bad for your health?
What we used to do was scrape with the knife the burned knife, to avoid damage.
How true is this ?, really is harmful to health eating burnt toast?
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) published a few years ago the risk of consuming trans fats for heart disease.
This state unit that regulates food and drugs, began to raise awareness about the ingredient called acrylamide, which is present in plant foods such as bread, potatoes, coffee, cookies, cereals and other food.
Acrylamide, discovered in 2002, is present in the burnt part of the toast, chips and other products. This substance is formed by burning the food when cooked at high temperatures.
It has been convincingly shown that this process actually happens in your kitchen at home, as commercially in a restaurant or food processor.
According to scientific studies have shown that acrylamide cause cancer in laboratory animals such as mice, which are frequently used in scientific investigations.
Not yet demonstrated the effect in humans so categorical, The International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is an agency of the World Health Organization classifies acrylamide as a “probable human carcinogen”.
The FDA issued a document in order to help producers and companies in the food sector, so they can reduce the amount of this substance acrylamide in food.
As the recommendation to households avoid cooking at high temperatures for a long period of time their food.
It is proved that this chemical is not produced by boiling plant foods.
According to the National Cancer Institute, acrylamide is produced when the temperature at which the food is exposed exceeds 248 ? F (120 ? C).
These are some of the recommendations made by the FDA for when cooking and in this way you reduce the formation of acrylamide.
- When preparing toast, it is recommended that these remaining brown. Avoid eating black or burnt, that is containing acrylamide.
- Cook the fries until they come to a yellow color, without reaching to get a brown color, which contains acrylamide. If these are frozen, follow the instructions for the cooking time as indicated on the package.
- Do not store potatoes in the refrigerator, because when they are already cooked acrylamide content increases.
We clarified so far has not been shown that acrylamide causes cancer in humans.
Of course, keep in mind and care in the effects of this risk are under investigation.
For this we must not create panic or alarm, you only need to have caution and try to follow the recommendations outlined by the FDA.