Acrylamides and
The Importance of Eating Healthy

Acrylamides are primarily found in starchy foods like potatoes that have been cooked at high temperatures. 

This can occur when simple sugars (like glucose or fructose) and a free amino acid called Asparagine are present in a food.

When this food is subjected to high temperatures - a "browning reaction" is created as well as acrylamides.

The importance of eating healthy and minimizing the formation of acrylamides will be essential to staying healthy!! 

As these toxins are a potent Neurotoxin (like MSG) and increase your risk of getting Alzheimer's Disease.

Also, you'll be less able to detoxify your body with lower levels of Glutathione which gets depleted by this Neurotoxin.

Acrylamides are more likely to be found in foods that contain starch and have been baked, fried, grilled, or roasted. 

Potatoes that have been fried in vegetable oils will contain a very high amount!

These Foods Contain High Amounts

  • Fried & Baked Potato Chips
  • French Fries
  • Corn Chips & Snacks
  • Deep Fried Foods
  • Pretzels
  • Crackers
  • Baked Goods
  • Commercial Cookies
  • Crispbreads
  • Hershey's Cocoa
  • Cooked Chocolate
  • Commercial Cocoa Beans & Coffee Beans
  • Brewed Coffee
  • Breakfast Cereals
  • All-Bran Cereals
  • Cheerios
  • Prune Juice
  • Postum Hot Beverage
  • BBQ Ribs
  • Barbecued Chicken & Pork
  • Grilled Foods
  • Roasted Meats
  • Peanut Butter
  • Roasted & Toasted Nuts
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Canned Black Olives
  • Caramelized Foods
  • Creme Brulee
  • Burnt Toast
  • Commercially Baked Cakes & Pies

Acrylamides Increase Your Risk
for Many Health Problems

  • Brain Disorders
  • Heart Disease
  • Nerve Damage
  • Damage to Male Reproductive Glands
  • Cancer
  • Lowered Immune Function

Please be aware that a new study by researchers in Spain has indicated that dietary fats may make a significant contribution to the formation of acrylamide.

The researchers found that high fat levels in roasted almonds may account for as much as half of the acrylamide found in this food and most likely accounts for high levels found in other high fat foods.

The Importance of Eating Healthy

The importance of eating healthy cannot be overstated! 

You will want to eliminate as much of this food toxin as possible if you want to feel your best.

Just lowering your consumption of foods cooked at high temperatures.

And getting rid of habits such as tobacco smoking (which also provides an ample amount) will be a great start in reducing this Neurotoxin.

Also, eat foods that are naturally low in acrylamides.

How to Lower Acrylamide Levels

Consume sourdough breads that have been fermented for at least 24 hours.

Also, breads with a prolonged yeast fermentation reduces the formation of this toxin.

Lightly toast your bread rather than letting it go to a dark brown color. 

Also, remove the crust from bread to eliminate even more of this toxin.

Eat more raw foods as there really are no detectable levels of acrylamides in raw foods. 

This is one of the reasons why raw food diets can be very beneficial to one's health.

Frequently turn your foods when your outdoors grilling - in order to avoid charring your food.

Also, boiling, steaming, or stewing your foods will produce very little amounts of this food toxin.

Drink coffee that was made from beans that were roasted at lower temperatures.

In general, cook your foods to a golden brown color - and not to a dark brown.

Adding antioxidants from herbs like rosemary to foods has proven to reduce levels of this toxin in foods.

Don't bake at high temperatures with sweeteners or fruits that are high in fructose.

That's if you want to avoid a lot of acrylamides.

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