Eating Food Cooked At High
What you should do
Most Life Extension members follow a healthy lifestyle that helps prevent glycation and chronic inflammation.
Inflammatory cytokine production can be suppressed with the proper supplementation of fish oil, DHEA, vitamin K and nettle leaf extract. If blood tests reveal persistently high levels of inflammatory cytokines, then 400 mg twice a day of a low-cost drug called pentoxiphylline may bring inflammatory cytokine levels down to safe ranges.
What one eats plays a major role in chronic inflammatory processes. Consuming low glycemic foods reduces the insulin surge that contributes to chronic inflammatory processes. It is also important to avoid over consumption of foods high in arachidonic acid (beef, egg yolk, dairy, etc.).
We now know that eating too much over cooked food causes an increase in inflammatory cytokines. Since most "junk" foods are cooked at extremely high temperatures, it makes sense to avoid french fries, hamburgers, potato chips, fried food and other snacks. These foods not only contain lots of glycotoxins, but they also create other metabolic disorders that can induce degenerative disease.
Consuming at least 1000 mg a day of carnosine, and/or 300 mg of the European drug aminoguanidine can inhibit pathological glycation reactions in the body. Avoiding foods cooked at high temperature not only reduces pathological glycation processes, but also prevents the formation of numerous gene-mutating toxins that are known carcinogens.
When food is cooked at high temperatures, deadly gene-mutating toxins are created that increase human cancer risk. This warning has been communicated to readers of this publication for many years. Now that overheated food is associated with accelerated aging, health conscious individuals have an even greater incentive to pay attention to their diet. As a member of the Life Extension Foundation, you learn about documented methods of reducing disease risk years before the general public.
Those concerned that they are already suffering from the effects of a chronic inflammatory disorder should turn to the next page to learn how they can measure and suppress lethal pro-inflammatory cytokines.
For longer life,
Further Reading: Protecting against the lethal effects of chronic inflammation
Caution: Food is cooked to destroy bacteria and other pathogens that could cause a serious illness. It is important not to eat undercooked food, but avoiding food unnecessarily cooked at higher temperatures is desirable. Certain foods (like fried foods) have to cook at high temperatures. Health conscious people are increasingly avoiding fried foods because they are associated with many health risks.
Note: For more information about eating healthier, log on to www.lef.org and access the Obesity and Inflammation (Chronic) protocols listed under Health Concerns. Also refer to the January 2001 issue of Life Extension on this website and click the article Drugs That Inhibit Cox-2 May Cause Tissue Damage.
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