Skip to comments.The health beef over barbecued meat
Posted on 07/02/2011 12:41:53 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
Meat on the grill is as much a part of the Fourth of July as fireworks and American flags. But it is also reputed to increase cancer risk in unsuspecting patriots, thanks in part to chemical compounds formed when meats containing muscle including beef, pork, poultry and fish are cooked at very high temperatures.
The class of chemicals known as heterocyclic amines, or HCAs for short, were first discovered in the 1970s by Japanese scientists, who noted that compounds in the charred parts of cooked fish and meat were capable of damaging cellular and bacterial DNA in test tube experiments.
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I grill meat maybe 6-10 times a year, I don’t really care.
Add corn on the cob with the ribs and beer.
Health Food Nazis back on the march!
I like my steaks and beef with the moo barely out of it.
In fact, I enjoy beef raw; sprinkle a bit of garlic salt and onion powder on it and it’s good to go.
But according to the ad on Rush’s show, we should boil. LOL!
Happy 4th of July!
From the article:
“As scientists try to sort this out, there are a number of ways to reduce the HCA content of cooked meat....
Studies have shown that microwaving meat for a few minutes prior to barbecuing can cut down on the number of HCAs produced by as much as 90%.”
No thanks, I’ll take my chances with the real BBQ.
The author must be a Yankee. "Barbeque", by definition, is "Low and Slow".
Okay - we’ll just grill tofu instead.
I’d rather die from eating ribs than tofu. Either way I’m going eventually, may as well enjoy myself in the meantime.
Your screen name explains a lot!
So may Calamity Janes, so many still living elderly people who pay them no attention. My dad is 86. He’s had his fair share of BBQs.
If I paid attention every time these people open their mouths, I’d be sitting in a padded room buckled to the floor.
Side of garlic bread blanketed with bacon salt.
n 1991, he and a Lausanne university professor published a research paper indicating that food cooked in microwave ovens could pose a greater risk to health than food cooked by conventional means.
Nothing is safe! We are all gonna die!
In September, I will be 75. Ask me if I care.
Correct. Only Yankee and California BarBQ tends to be seared and then cooked over high flames, also known as ‘grilled’ to most southerners or ranchers. Real BarBQ is cooked for 6 hrs min at low heat (Beef) and generally never directly above the heat, but convection cooked in smoked low heat.
One man's damage is another man's fortunate mutation. Maybe cooking meat over fires led to man's rise...
Why do these self-appointed food Nazis make it sound like Americans would live forever were it not for their disastrous food choices? Someone needs to inform them no one lives forever. I, for one, will continue to enjoy grilled and barbequed meat until I take my last breath. As a friend once told me: Eat right, exercise... die anyway.
Can I come?
The Ad Counsil just started running radio ads urging people to boil their steaks. The first time I heard the spot, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
If you want to live a long and healthy life.....then pick the right parents before you are born.
Good genes beat clean living every time.
On a more analytical note, this is really another example of a disturbed outlook of our obsessed culture where we must make everything in life 100% risk free. My personal opinion is that these thinkers feel guilt and angst if they have any pleasure or enjoyment in life. It’s sinful (in a liberal, secular way) to have pleasurable experiences in life.
Sounds like that Rush Limbaugh parody commercial.
You remember better that way too!
Those things were seared into my memory...
John Kerry, 2004
Well we all gotta die of something sometime, perhaps in the coming R2/CW2, so enjoy the grilled meat with a martini and cigar in the meantime!
No wonder the Food Nazis hate it, then.
It was during Rush. Was that a joke?
In all seriousness probably. Cooked food gives you more calories for less effort which meant less time spent chewing food and more time doing other things.
We are the only species that cooks and we all cook. Forget tool making, cooking is what made us who we are.
I think advice from liberals to conservatives on how to eat healthy should be put in the same category as advice from liberals to conservatives as to how to have a healthy economy.
When I BBQ its a lower temp and longer cook time so I’m good.
I'd guess that what you heard was the parody commercial. Pretty good, wasn't it? Easy to believe because you know that's what the Food Nazis would like to do.
Steak tartare ...YUM!
“well just grill tofu instead.”
I prefer my tofu fried! Really great with green beans and black bean garlic sauce!
That’s it... I’m going to quit eating.
And thats exactly it.. Food Nazis on the march.
Ya ever notice how when they say something contributes to “Globull Warming” it also “Causes cancer”?
How can anyone ever be prepared to die if they haven’t first lived?
I’m thinking the enjoyment and social aspects of cooking out have beneficial effects on the mind and spirit of men, and better physical health as a result. Only those who enjoy a life without fear can really be prepared to die someday knowing they have truly lived.
I can see God saying to multitudes of people on the other side of the river, “Why didn’t you enjoy life?”
By all means please don’t anyone live by my theology, but I think it’s sinful not to enjoy and share the pleasures God has blessed us with. What are you going to tell God when your time comes - that he should be happy you added a year or two to your life?
The people I remember and admire (many Freepers) are the ones who enjoy today.
What I eat is none of your business.
P.S. Don't be selfish, pass the ribs...
Alas, things are so bad that people are dying now who had never died before. The only way to deal with this horrendous problem is to stop doing everything we enjoy. Then we won’t live forever, but it will seem that way.
Of course! Everything on earth causes cancer! Sadly, my mother has bought into every damn lie about food causing cancer. She is 87 and has been living on fat-free yogurt and argula (yuck!) for 50 years. Naturally, she’s one of the most unhappiest people I’ve ever met.
Elena - everyone dies eventually. Get over it.
I see some veggies in that photo also, but you didn’t bother to mention them, LOL
What beautiful sentiments! Hope you have the best Fourth of July ever! Thanks for sharing your philosophy.
Put another shrimp on the barbie!
Barbeque mutates DNA?
I can see a Hollywood lib horror movie in that!
No wonder we have all these sloping forehead here in the South!
That’s one dish I’ve not had-surprisingly. But from what I’ve seen, it looks delicious! Yum is right!