Is Your George Foreman Grill Making You Fat?
New Study Shows Grilled Food Could CAUSE Obesity and Diabetes
Best way to avoid extra calories means ordering your meat grilled, right? Well, get ready to have your world turned upside down because a new study from New York's prestigious Mount Sinai University claims that grilling produces a dry heat could be linked to weight gain and insulin resistance.
Talk about a TKO to George Foreman.
When food is cooked in dry heat (or grilled), it produces a compound called methyl-glyoxal, also known as MG. In studies, laboratory mice that were fed a diet high in MG started to develop insulin resistance and increased body fat at a much higher rate than the mice that did not.
"These key findings should inform how we understand and prevent the human epidemic of obesity and diabetes," one of the researchers, Professor Helen Vlassara, stated.
OK, but does that mean grilled meat is making us fatter? More studies still need to be done, Vlassara implies, but in the meantime, her team recommends using a variety of methods including poaching, boiling and stewing.
Hey, it's only one study and much more research is still underway but a word of advice to George Foreman: You may want to start looking into patenting a steamer!