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This is The Amount of This Food You Should Be Eating

The latest CDC statistics on Cardiovascular disease are rather grim; With an alarming number of approximately 659,000 people dying each year in the US alone, CVD is not to be taken lightly. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death not only in the US, but also worldwide. Previous studies have shown that eating more seafood was associated with a reduction in all causes and CVD-related mortality. Seafood is known to contain the following: heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fats Iron Iodine (during pregnancy) Choline Based on information published by the FDA, Choline, for example, supports the development of the baby’s spinal cord. The iron and zinc found in fish help to support children’s immune systems. Protein, vitamin B12, vitamin D, and selenium are also other sources of nutrients derived from fish. Nonetheless, many people choose to limit their seafood consumption because of fear of mercury exposure from seafood. Most Common Way People Are Exposed to M

Grilling Meat Over Flame – How Safe is it?

The Truth About Grilling In the U.S., grilling is one popular method of preparing food, especially meat, during the summertime. In fact, today, there is hardly a home without a grill or two. However, grilling over a high open flame for too long allegedly increases the risk of cancer. Why Grilling Might be Unsafe According to some researchers, there may be a cancer risk related to consuming food cooked by high-heat source techniques --- such as pan-frying or grilling directly over an open flame --- for too long (especially above 300 °F). They believe chemicals formed when amino acids (the building blocks of proteins), sugars, and creatine (a substance found in muscle meat) react at high temperatures; these chemicals then drip on the charcoal, causing a flare-up of flames. These flames containing these chemicals then adhere to the surface of the meat.   How to Play it Safe Based on present research, eating moderate amounts of grilled meats, for example, fish, meat, and poult