A Better Way to Cook Meat
Apr. 21, 2014 Men's Journal
You already know to go easy on the red meat, since diets heavy in hamburgers, prime rib, and other high-calorie animal proteins have been linked to greater risk of heart disease, cancer, and shorter lifespans. Occasionally you might splurge on a choice New York strip or juicy bacon cheeseburger, and that’s totally okay but the way you or the restaurant chef cook it may not be. A recent study shows that eating red meat that’s been pan-fried can raise your risk of prostate cancer by 40 percent. The cause? Chemical carcinogens that get churned up within the meat when it’s cooked at scorching temps.