Doctor Belyaeva: crust on barbecue is harmful to health, gastroenterologist Alisova named 3 more reasons not to eat grilled food

Doctor Belyaeva: the crust on the kebab is harmful to health, gastroenterologist Alisova named 3 more reasons not to eat grilled food

The crispy crust on the kebab is a separate type of delicacy. However, as general practitioner Maria Belyaeva said, it poses a serious health hazard.

According to her, excessive heat treatment of kebab can lead to serious illnesses.

“If a burnt crust has formed on the kebab, it must be removed; it may contain carcinogens that cause cancer. But you can’t leave meat raw either – parasite larvae can be found there,” the doctor explained to the correspondent of the online publication “Moscow Region Today.”
Belyaeva also reminded that you need to know when to stop: it is better not to overeat, especially such heavy food as kebab, because it is most often prepared from meat with a high fat content.

This is harmful to the health of blood vessels and metabolism. And, of course, it is especially dangerous for people suffering from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract in the acute stage. It is better to choose the least fatty meat, poultry or fish for cooking.

“Grilling is considered a healthier cooking method compared to hotplate or deep frying, as it typically requires less oil and retains more nutrients in the food. However, there are some potential harmful aspects of grilling,” i>gastroenterologist Alexandra Alisova says especially for MedicForum.

Formation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Grilling meat at high temperatures can contribute to the formation of PAHs, which can be carcinogenic. This especially applies to chicken, fish skin and red meat. Avoid overcooking and burning foods to reduce the risk of PAH formation,” confirms the words of Belaeva Alisova.
Formation of heterocyclic amines (HCAs)< br>
Grilling meats can also contribute to the formation of HCAs, which may be linked to an increased risk of cancer. HCAs are formed when the protein in meat reacts with heat. Avoid overcooking and reduce grilling time.

Loss of Moisture and Nutrients

Grilling can cause moisture and some nutrients to be lost from foods, especially if they are overcooked. This can result in loss of vitamins and minerals.

Risk of infection

“Improper use of the grill or insufficient cooking temperature may increase the risk of contracting foodborne illnesses.”
< br>Although grilling may have its drawbacks, following proper cooking techniques and consuming grilled foods in moderation will help reduce these risks and enjoy tasty and relatively healthy food.

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