Toxic Chemical Load #1: Acrylamide
Hello! My name is Angelina. I am the owner of Healthy Home Cleaning Services, Inc. This is our very first blog, so Welcome! I am so glad you are here. My intention in these blogs are to educate, invite dialog and make understanding a healthy lifestyle, simple, and pleasurable to read.
Let’s talk: A Chemical toxic load refers to the collection of toxins and chemicals in our bodies that we ingest. There are a variety of sources including: the environment, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the personal care and household products we use. When you start your own research on these toxins you will come across some toxins that you cannot pronounce. Let me briefly break one of them down for you.
How do you say it?
•What is it?
Acrylamide is a common environmental toxin found in our everyday foods.
•Why is acrylamide in food?
Acrylamide is a chemical that can form in some foods during high-temperature
cooking processes, such as frying, roasting, and baking. You can use your own
common knowledge (or google) to find out which everyday foods this toxin is
•How much is safe to ingest?
There are not many regulations regarding this toxin.
EFSA concludes that there is not a known tolerable amount due to acrylamide
being a genotoxic substance. There are new regulations being put out every year
to reduce acrylamide.
•Practical ways to reduce acrylamide:
-simmer, steaming or boiling
-keep your potatoes at room temperature
-potatoes and vegetable should be soaked in water immediately after cutting
-avoid scorching (aka toasting) your food
-stir fry using low heat and stir often
My objective here is to simply educate you and your families. Healthy Homes are my passion. The best place to start is on the inside. Do not despise small changes as they will add up to a much larger, healthier outcome.