If you’ve been reading my blog, you know my motto:
MODERATION is Key!
But I’d like to introduce you to a new key concept, a concept known as …
Last Wednesday, my food toxicology professor went over the different toxins, including carcinogens, that appear after grilling meats and veggies. She also shared what she does when she’s around grilled food, and of course, I wanted to share her brilliant knowledge with all of you! She explained to the class that the combination of certain foods can make a great difference in the way our bodies metabolize and detoxify toxins. For instance, if you want or have to eat a grilled burger or a nitrate/nitrite filled hot dog, pair it with an orange, rich in vitamin C, or some other antioxidant rich fruit.
How does this work you ask …
The short truth about antioxidant rich fruit is that the antioxidants will induce some of your detoxifying enzymes, which in turn could help metabolize and detoxify the toxins you are putting in your body.
So, I decided to change my food toxicology motto:
MODERATION and COMBINATION is Key!
P.S. Don’t forget to stop by later this week, I’ll be discussing the toxins that appear after grilling meats and veggies!