Grilling Advice for those Who Like to Grill by the American Cancer Institute

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In an effort to promote healthier eating the CEO of the website is offering a 10% discount during the month of February. Charcoal grills are not cancer safe, says Jerry McGahan, the CEO of Skillets & More. Learn about the findings of the American Cancer Institute., offers a wide range of electric grills.

Jerry McGahan, CEO of Skillets & More, The promoter of a healthier life style.

Eating healthy shouldn't mean having to choose between what taste good and what is healthy!

In an effort to help people move to a safer way of grilling their foods the Skillets & More company is offering a 10% discount on all of its electric grills and will donate donate 5% of any profits made during the month of February to the American Cancer Institute.

Most people when they are in need of grilling or cooking advice turn to their cook books, friends, family, television cooking shows or the most famous of all chefs - the Culinary Institute. We have never heard of anyone ever turning to the American Cancer Institute to find a cooking recipe. In fact its a safe bet that the American Cancer Institute doesn't even make the list. They're known for their fantastic research in regards to cancer which is something most people would rather not think about.

So what could an organization which is not known for its cooking recipes offer to food lovers. According to the CEO of the website the answer is a great deal. Food lovers do not have to give up what they love, just change the way they do it.

The staff and management at the Skillets & More Company were skeptical when they first heard the news that the American Cancer Institute was offering cooking advice. It was bad news for people who like the taste of blacked charcoal-ed meat. This style of cooking dramatically increases one's chances of getting cancer.

However, the news was not all bad. According to the American Cancer Institute just marinating meat before placing it on the charcoal grill can reduce cancer promoting agents by as much as 90%. Therefore, people who like this style of cooking can still have that charcoals-ed flavored taste over a charcoal fire. These chemical byproducts can be even further reduced by placing meats further up on the grill away from the flame. There are also spices and seasoning on the market that can provide the same flavor as cooking on the a charcoal grill. It is possible to not cook on a charcoal grill and still get that desired taste.

If using a charcoal grill, the Cancer Institute advices against the practice of allowing the grill's flame to come in contact with meat. Flame seared meats produce Heterocyclic Amines (HCA) and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon known as (PAH). PAH occurs when the flame comes in contact with the meat. And HCA is produced as a result of sustained high temperature heat. Both of these chemicals are thought to be cancer producing substances.    

An electric grill is a safer alternative to using a charcoal grill. First an electric grill does not produce a flame and so it cannot produce the PAH substance in the meat being cooked. As for the HAC chemical, the American Cancer Institute recommends cutting meats into smaller cooking slabs to reduce the time that they are exposed to high temperature heat. A charcoal grill does not have the precise temperature control of an electric grill.

No matter what cooking method one uses to prepare foods adding extra vegetables can make for a healthier meal. A number of studies have found evidence that a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables can further lower the chances of getting cancer.

Visit the website for a safer way to grill meats and will donate to the American Cancer Institute.

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