Cooking with Chemicals
When foods such as potatoes, breakfast cereals, grain products and coffee are cooked at high temperatures (frying, roasting and baking), the natural sugars in these foods react with amino acids to produce the chemical ~ Acrylamide.
Acrylamide is also a common industrial chemical used in plastics, grouts, water treatments, cosmetics and is found in cigarette smoke.
It is a known carcinogen. Acrylamide, in high doses, is known to cause cancer in animals and is toxic to the nervous system of both animals and humans. It is among the 800 chemicals that pose a risk of causing cancer or reproductive harm, according to California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop 65).
Beware! To ensure you are not consuming high doses of this chemical ~ stay away from french fries, and steam, boil, sauté or stir-fry your potatoes and grains and limit your coffee consumption.