Latest food study in the UK says you shouldn’t eat blacken toast as it can cause cancer
With stressful fast paced lifestyles, we do little to abide by the protocols of healthy and nutritious diets. What you may feel is a breakfast rich enough in nutrients and low fat may turn out to be adverse for your health instead. Toast for example, how many of you don’t really bother whether your toast is perfectly browned, lightly browned or a piece of charcoal that you just scrape off and gobble down with a pat of butter before rushing to work.
But!! Hold it!! Stop!! Did you know that toast can cause cancer??? The UK has now issued warnings and suggestions for all home cooks to abide by the gold standard when it comes to your daily meals. Read on to find out what this is.
1 The new food campaign launched by the UK
The UK has launched a new dietary campaign initiated by its Food Standards Agency (FSA) that urges cooks across the country to ‘Go for Gold” concerning starchy foods. The campaign seeks to make people aware of a carcinogen called acrylamide found in bread and potatoes. The carcinogen is potentially dangerous when subjected to high heat and is released in the form of that brown color when it burns.
2 How it causes cancer
Acrylamide upon being digested converts into another chemical called glyucamide that binds to your DNA. This can result in Cell mutation which is the first step of cancer. Research on animals revealed that exposure to acrylamide increases the risk of cancer even in humans.
3 Go for light golden toast and potatoes, not black
Then FSA now urges all cooks and chefs to toast bread to a light golden color which is why the term “go for gold’ all because it has been found that toast can cause cancer. You could also prevent acrylamide exposure by reducing the quantities of your starchy potatoes and bread.
4 Processed foods should also be avoided
The campaign of go for gold has also initiated awareness of processed foods and advocates reduction of the same that includes chips, crackers, cakes and coffee.
5 Prevention is better than cure so ‘Go for Gold’
So now that you know that toast can cause cancer, perhaps you will remember to toast bread to a light gold color rather than enjoy that blackened piece of cancer. Help generate awareness of such health issues by starting this article.