By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness
February 28, 2018
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Thanks to a recent California lawsuit, acrylamide levels in coffee are big news these days. Suddenly, everyone is concerned that they’ll die of cancer the next time they drink a cup of java from Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts.
If you’re not familiar with acrylamide, it’s a pretty nasty compound that is generated when certain foods are cooked at high temperatures. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies it as a probable human carcinogen and neurotoxin.
But here’s the thing. Coffee is not the only source of acrylamide. Nor is it the highest dietary source of this chemical compound. Continue reading