I had neighbors who grilled outdoors a lot and they were champions grillers. The wife ended up with a double mastectomy and it was traced back to the weekly grilling. Cooking foods at high temperatures causes a chemical reaction in the meat forming of gene-mutating heterocylic amines, which is why deep-fried foods are so dangerous to eat. Heterocyclic aminers have been linked to prostate, breast, colorectal, esophageal, lung, liver, and other types of cancers.
Many American love eating meat, but if there are no vegetables added to the diet one is adding pressure to the pancreas and liver. Fruits and vegetables provide the body enzymes and antioxidants that can provide protection against these dangerous chemical reactions in the body. Nitrosamines are very cancer-causing which are formed when one grills their food. Taking Vitamin C after the meal can help nullify the nitrosamines in the stomach before they cause cellular damage.
Other nutrients such as indole-3-carbinol which is found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower are highly beneficial in preventing cancers of the breast, ovaries, uterine and prostate. I3C works to prevent DNA damage.
Medical College of Ohio showed I3C reduced the rate of DNA damage from chemicals in several organs by up to 95%.
- Decreased DNA damage in white blood cells 81%
- Decreased DNA damage in the colon 86%
- Decreased DNA damage in the liver by 72%
Also chlorophyll is very helpful in reducing cellular damage caused by eating overcooked meats. Chlorophyll is an antimutagenic agent. Research shows taking chlorophyll or eating plenty of green vegetables can help suppress the mutations of cancer-causing chemicals by as much as 90%.
This article isn't for vegans or vegetarians and I like to meat from time to time, but my is never cooked well-done. Try backing it done a bit to medium, that's where the real flavor is and you'll be doing yourself a healthier favor.
There's a reason why fruits and vegetables should be a major part of everyone's daily diet. They provide enzymes, chlorophyll, antioxidants and other nutrients that provide optimal health and protection to every cell in your body.
Zheng W, Gustafson DR, Sinha R, et al. Well-done meat intake and the risk of breast cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1998 Nov 18;90(22):1724-9