According to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, avoid processed meats. Go for grilled fish and chicken and when choosing your red meats; buy "loin" and "round" cuts and "choice" or "select" grades of beef. Also, lower the temperature of your grill to avoid burning or charring. Charring meat may contribute to cancer risk. Trim the fat and cook "low and slow."
One way to inhibit the release of harmful HCA's is to use a marinade. Combinations of lemon juice, vinegar and herbs like rosemary, tarragon and sage work well for beef, poultry and fish. And, just 30 minutes of marinating can lower HCA's by as much as 96%.
Cleaning your grill after each use will prevent potentially cancerous chemicals from building up and transferring onto your meat.
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