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7/22/11 12:16 A

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According to Andrew Weil, all foods that are cooked at high temperatures are chemically changed and are then pro-inflammatory. He suggests steaming as the best for cooking vegetables but other methods can be used if you use lower heat, and, don't cook them too much.

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7/21/11 2:59 P

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Veggies can be charred and not have the same carcinogenic properties that animal products do. As for nutrients, well that might be a different story since enzymes are destroyed after heating to a certain temp. Apparently some foods are better if they are lightly steamed, certain greens release their nutrients that way and cruciferous veggies are I think better lightly steamed as well and safer for those with thyroid issues. It just goes to show that you need variety



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7/21/11 2:23 P

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I have read similar things about heated food, I read that cholesterol in meat is not bad for you but when it is cooked at to high a tempeture it is damaged, that is what makes it bad. DR Ben Kim has written other things about overheating food also I think DR Mercola but I can't rember just what

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7/21/11 2:12 P

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Any veggie on the grill is good, portobello mushrooms rock so does zucchini. I've never had tofurkey, I like the Field Roast sausages, Apple Sage is my favorite flavor - that on an Ezekiel Whole Wheat bun with sauerkraut and mustard is my favorite way to eat them, YUM



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7/21/11 12:17 P

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I was afraid of grilling after I read that there are carcinogens in grilled meat. Last week I read that a new study is out showing that it is a specific substance in animal flesh that reacts and causes these carcinogens, and that vegetables do not have this issue.

After reading this I got so psyched and fired-up the grill!

What are your favorite things to grill? I personally love tofu grilled. I also love fake Italian sausage (Tofurkey makes a good one). All of the veggies are good, especially peppers and zucchini.

Beware though- don't put Pyrex on the grill. I was dumb enough to do that last year and heard this shattering when I walked away from the grill for a second. It turned out that it was my Pyrex container! It had shattered inside the grill. The clean-up wasn't as bad as I initially thought it would be, however it's not a good way to cook your food. I'd stay away from that method. emoticon

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