Cooking Heats Up Glycotoxins

Want to lose weight and boost your body's natural defenses without dieting? A study published in November's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that it's possible. All you have to do is stop cooking your food.

Baking, frying and grilling produces toxins called advanced glycation end products that can oxidize tissues within your body. Researchers found that when these high-heat cooking methods are replaced by steaming, poaching and stewing, the result can be weight loss and reduced inflammation – even if you don't reduce calorie consumption.

The Bigger Picture: While it would be difficult to stick with an eating pattern that keeps you from using your barbecue grill and oven, there's a much easier way to reduce glycotoxins in your diet. All you have to do is cut back on your consumption of overly processed foods.
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