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Nutrition and harmful substance at risk of cancer ‘Acrylamide’ contained in 8 foods to watch out for

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Nutrition and harmful substance at risk of cancer ‘Acrylamide’ contained in 8 foods to watch out for
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To protect our health but especially that of our children, we need to understand where Acrylamide is found.

This toxic substance is highly harmful to humans and many studies show that it favors the onset of tumors. But the worst part is that yesit is children aged 6 to 12 months who are at the greatest risk. Acrylamide is found in many foods that we are used to eating every day.

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In the last years is raised the alarm for acrylamidea toxic substance that has very serious effects on human health. It causes neurological damage, cytotoxic (to cells) and has action carcinogenic. The most serious effect is that it is development of tumors mainly involves younger children.

To try to protect public healthEurope introduced a strict regulation for companies that produce certain foods so that the final amount of Acrylamide was sustainable. Unfortunately it is impossible to control any industrially produced foodHere because we have to learn about Acrylamide and the ways to defend ourselves.

What is Acrylamide and where is it, amazing how many times a day we take it

Acrylamide it is not a substance found independently in foods. It forms instead following cooking process. Foods at risk are those that contain starchesand then bread, pizza, biscuits, rusks, crackers and even corn flakes. Already from this list we understand that every day we are at risk.

Acrylamide it is formed when foods are cooked at high temperatures (only 120 degrees) or subjected to frying. Not only industrial products are therefore at risk, but even those we prepare at home, such as the classic fried or baked potatoes. Even coffee is at risk Acrylamidedue to the roasting of the beans which takes place at high temperatures.

One study found that young children were the most at risk

Imagine that i 6- or 12-month-old babies are at risk of cancer it’s really creepy. An Italian study, published in 2021 in the scientific journal FoodsIt affected 90 weaning food samples. The classics Biscuits intended for babies aged between 4 and 36 months. The results are staggering. A very high percentage of carcinogenic exposure: between 87 and 94%.

Numbers really worryingso much so that the researchers advise to significantly reduce the introduction of certain bakery products for weaning children. The body’s ability to fight toxic substances, in this age group, is in fact much lower than in adults.

How to avoid taking Acrylamide

Once the mechanism of formation of the toxic substance is understood, we can adopt some simple habits. For example, when we buy bakery products in the supermarket we can choose the less “toasted” ones. The darker the color of the bread, crackers or buns the more Acrylamide has developed. In home preparations, we must discard the burnt crust some bread, biscuits or pizza.

Besides these recommendationsscholars offer us another solution to effectively combat the action of Acrylamide on the body. Some studies have indeed found that Vitamin C has a “barrier” effect and helps to better dispose of the substance. When eating fried food, for example, it is good to sprinkle it with plenty of lemon. But you also have to accompany the course with portions of fruit and vegetables, especially broccoli, cabbage, spinach and peppers.

After all, it’s a bit like what we do during a nice barbecue with friends. Only now we know better such as protect us come on industrial products and above all how safeguard even more the health of the our children.

(The information in this article is for informational purposes only and concerns scientific studies published in medical journals. Therefore, it does not replace the consultation of a doctor or specialist, and should not be considered for formulating treatments or diagnoses)

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