It's long been known that even overheating, let alone burning, some foods can lead to the formation of compounds associated with cancer – but what about toast?
With burnt toast, the biggest danger is the formation of acrylamide, a compound that's been linked to cancer and nerve damage in animals.
While some studies suggest that the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer doubles in women who eat this compound in food, other studies have found nothing.
Nevertheless, in 2007, European Union health advisors decided to take precautionary action, recommending against eating burnt toast or golden brown french fries because they may contain unacceptably high levels of acrylamide.
In this video, we will share some tips for you to avoid overconsumption of this substance.
0:11 Is Eating Burned Food Bad for You?
0:34 Acrylamide and Cancer Risk
1:07 How to Reduce Acrylamide Formation at Home
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