(WKBW/Cleveland Clinic) A lot of people will be grilling this 4th of July holiday, but dietitians say charred beef, chicken, pork, and fish may increase your risk for a number of cancers.
Experts say charred areas of food contain cancer-causing agents that can form when foods are heated above 248 degrees.
Exposure can increase your risk for stomach, esophageal and bladder cancers.
How can you prevent it? Dietitians say marinating your foods will help.
Olive oil and vinegar are good choices, and try cooking your meats at a lower temperature.
But they say the best way to cut down the risk- don't eat the charred parts of the meat.