Acrylamide in Your Diet

November 4, 2014

If you’re trying to lose weight, you may already be telling your waiter to hold the fries. Now there’s another health benefit you can reap: Cutting down on certain fried foods can also help you cut down on the amount of acrylamide you eat. That’s a good thing because high levels of acrylamide have been found to cause cancer in animals, and on that basis scientists believe it is likely to cause cancer in humans as well.

FDA chemist Lauren Robin explains that acrylamide is a chemical that can form in some foods—mainly plant-based foods—during high-temperature cooking processes like frying and baking. These include potatoes, cereals, coffee, crackers or breads, dried fruits and many other foods. According to the Grocery Manufacturers Association, acrylamide is found in 40 percent of the calories consumed in the average American diet.

While acrylamide has probably been around as long as people have been baking, roasting, toasting or frying foods, it was only in 2002 that scientists first discovered the chemical in food. Since then, the FDA has been actively investigating the effects of acrylamide as well as potential measures to reduce it. Today, the FDA posts a draft document with practical strategies to help growers, manufacturers and food service operators lower the amount of acrylamide in foods associated with higher levels of the chemical.

In addition, there are a number of steps you and your family can take to cut down on the amount of acrylamide in the foods you eat.

Acrylamide forms from sugars and an amino acid that are naturally present in food. It does not form, or forms at lower levels, in dairy, meat and fish products. The formation occurs when foods are cooked at home and in restaurants as well as when they are made commercially.

“Generally speaking, acrylamide is more likely to accumulate when cooking is done for longer periods or at higher temperatures,” Robin says. Boiling and steaming foods do not typically form acrylamide.

Tips for Cutting Down on Acrylamide

Given the widespread presence of acrylamide in foods, it isn’t feasible to completely eliminate acrylamide from one’s diet, Robin says. Nor is it necessary. Removing any one or two foods from your diet would not have a significant effect on overall exposure to acrylamide.

However, here are some steps you can take to help decrease the amount of acrylamide that you and your family consume:

  • Frying causes acrylamide formation. If frying frozen fries, follow manufacturers’ recommendations on time and temperature and avoid overcooking, heavy crisping or burning.
  • Toast bread to a light brown color rather than a dark brown color. Avoid very brown areas.
  • Cook cut potato products such as frozen french fries to a golden yellow color rather than a brown color. Brown areas tend to contain more acrylamide.
  • Do not store potatoes in the refrigerator, which can increase acrylamide during cooking. Keep potatoes outside the refrigerator in a dark, cool place, such as a closet or a pantry.

FDA also recommends that you adopt a healthy eating plan, consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, including:

  • Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk products.
  • Include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts.
  • Choose foods low in saturated fats, trans fat (which both raises your bad LDL cholesterol and lowers your good HDL cholesterol and is linked to heart attacks), cholesterol, salt and added sugars.

Skin Tags Removal

July 25, 2013

A skin tag, also known as an acrochordon, cutaneous papilloma, cutaneous tag, fibroepithelial polyp, fibroma molluscum, fibroma pendulum, papilloma colli, soft fibroma, and Templeton skin tag, is a small tag of skin which may have a peduncle (stalk) – they look like a small piece of soft, hanging skin.

As skin tags are usually harmless, people have them removed for aesthetic or cosmetic reasons. Sometimes large ones, especially in areas where they may rub against something, such as clothing, jewelry or skin, may be removed because the area becomes frequently irritated. An individual may have a large skin tag removed from his face or under her arms in order to make shaving easier.

Stress and Aging Process

January 12, 2011

All issues that affect health are thought to be stressful and very often they are taken in stride. People having lots of problems, solving a lot of various concerns don’t think much about stress, thinking it to be a regular experience.

But people usually don’t believe that stress can be a reason of a more serious problem. The one of these consequences of hectic life is aging that is always a symptom of stress. Medicine gives us a hint to solution of these harms.

People try to eliminate obvious aging symptoms without the help of the expert who can indicate the right method and direction upon the whole. Knowing peculiarities of your body processes only certified specialist can determine the correct treatment for you. In the drug store there are products that have only temporary effect. They are most popular among persons who are even young. People believe that choosing anti-aging products will prevent aging and stress which is so wrong. But scientists have discovered that sagging skin and wrinkles happen not only because of environmental contamination. That’s why we should be careful about what we buy and better take a qualified remedy which can help our bodies provide more human growth hormones and successfully reject any stress.

Experts suppose that just natural products that contain HGH give relief from stress in the best way. They are herbal natural and non-invasive. The most frequent aging and stress related symptoms – such as body fat, skin, hair and muscles – demonstrated significant and successful improvement by HGH products taken for investigational check by a group of patients. Human growth hormone releaser is found to improve memory and relieve back pain, which typically come with aging process.

All these results are proved by FDA and by people who used HGH products. These drugs are easy to take and swallow without any pain. The benefit of this technique is the truth that it does not entail contraindications. Scientists tested the product many times.

Being healthy is a great matter of today’s life. Although the fast growth of technologies seems to make our life less complicated our lives remain busy and full of different problems. Each day the number of duties people have to do does not decrease. The most frequent outcome of this situation is ever-present pressure that impairs our capability to work and be in contact fruitfully.

People become older not only with years but with their wellbeing decline. It is irony of our life but modern technology make people choose the quickest and the simplest ways to find way outs. What can be more convenient than to take vitamins and get some extra energy? But it’s all not as good as it seems to be. Some health products can have the negative effect.

What are the causes of untimely aging? There are numerous factors that are in fact regarded in the process, because aging is provoked by stress and not by the length of life on the planet. It can be essential to take into consideration various situations that bring to stress.

Stress can be created by external or internal factors. The external causes are the risks of life that influence upon individual – death of a close person, fear of future, money problems or even the economic situation in the country. But there is another side of a coin – person’s inner world with its emotional reaction to the stress. Fear and nervousness can trigger the stress internally and this accelerates the stress. Unfortunately, stress interferes into organism functioning, though it is not noticeable at first sight. And the consequences of stress will be noticed on your face, your organism, your health, your behavior.

In such situations all of us go to a drugstore, either on the internet or just the one next to our home, and purchase something. But it’s possible to eliminate the negative influence of stress and escape aging if we select some anti-aging product stimulating the hormone production.

The human growth hormone is thought to be a cure for the person’s energy stability. More than a few scientific studies have been carried out to learn that the HGH is vital for the development of both children and grown-ups. All experiments proved that amount of the hormone is interconnected with the stage of aging. The human growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland and the older one gets, the less hormone is generated, and the clearer the signs of aging turn out to be. The research also revealed the certain effect of the human growth hormone on stress related conditions and signs due to its relaxing, peace-making and energy enhancing qualities.

The human growth hormone secretion can be increased in different ways. Prior to now this was completed by means of transplantation of a dead person’s pituitary glands or by means of injections. Being too costly and too complicated donors’ pituitary glands are not appropriate for everyone. Anyway, injection of the human growth hormone typically can’t give youthfulness which is the most desirable aim for many people. These days another technology appeared and it is possible to control the aging process in a more effective way without unnecessary complications via anti-aging products like human growth hormone releasers.

According to FDA, unlike injections of artificial human growth hormone, HGH releasers encourage your body to generate more of its own HGH using a scientifically formulated blend of nutrients, amino acids, and peptides. Find out more about HGH supplements in HGH Forum.