Is Overcooked food Good for our health?
Overcooking or charring the food from outside is in trend. Because it adds a smoky flavour and enhances the taste. However, experts believe that overcooking can have negative health effects. Firstly, the longer you cook, the more nutrient loss occurs. Secondly, overcooked food is hard to digest and metabolize. Thirdly, when we cook starchy food at high temperatures for longer periods. The naturally occurring sugar and amino acids react. To form harmful carcinogens like acrylamides. Whereas, overcooking of meat. Causes sugar, amino acids and a substance called creatine to react. Producing carcinogens called heterocyclic amines. Lastly, while grilling, fat from the meat can drip onto the burning coal. Leading to the production of carcinogens called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Hence, it is recommended to cook food just until. It gets a golden yellow colour and not until it turns brown or black.