Acrylamides are primarily found in starchy foods like potatoes that have been cooked at high temperatures. When simple sugars (like glucose or fructose) and a free amino acid called Asparagine are present in a food.
And this food is subjected to high temperatures - a "browning reaction" is created and so will these toxins.
The importance of eating healthy and minimizing the formation of acrylamides will be essential to staying healthy. As these toxins are a potent Neurotoxin (MSG is also one) and increases your risk of getting Alzheimer's Disease.
And you'll also be less able to detoxify your body with lower levels of Glutathione which gets depleted by Neurotoxins. These toxins are more likely to be found in foods that contain starch and have been baked, fried, grilled or roasted. And potatoes that have been fried in vegetable oils will probably contain the highest amount.
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.
In general, 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.
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.
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.
Adding antioxidants such as rosemary to foods has proven to reduce levels of this toxin in foods.
Although, cooking with sweeteners or fruits high in fructose will likely create too much of this toxin.