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    Is grilling good bad on a primal diet?

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    I am not afraid of fat, however I prefer to grill meat because of the taste.

    Is this the wrong approach to primal living? Should I be frying my food in fats/oils to achieve optimum primal fat intake?

    EDIT: There was a typo in the topic, it should read 'Is grilling good or bad on a primal diet?'
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    Added fat is by no means required--I only use it for lean proteins like shrimp. The char produced by grilling heat is an alleged carcinogen so I wouldn't grill every day but otherwise it's fine.

    Each cooking method has its advantages so a rotating variety is probably wise. Gentle heat like braises, stews, and slow roasts are very good too.
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    Grilling is the MOST primal method of cooking.

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    Fire. Meat. Good. *grunt*
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    Frying is the worst. Slow cooking and lightly grilling are much better.

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    @ picklepete

    Concerning the char being carcinogenic, does this still hold true if one cooks with wood? I almost never use coal and always wondered if this made a difference.....what about smoked slow with mesquite, as with salmon?

    Any resources you know of on that would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheyCallMeLazarus View Post
    @ picklepete

    Concerning the char being carcinogenic, does this still hold true if one cooks with wood? I almost never use coal and always wondered if this made a difference.....what about smoked slow with mesquite, as with salmon?

    Any resources you know of on that would be great.
    Serum AGE's are higher in vegetarians than omnivores. Grill away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheyCallMeLazarus View Post
    Any resources you know of on that would be great.
    According to Nourishing Traditions:
    "We hate to be spoilsports but we must caution against too frequent consumption of grilled meats. Meat fat that comes in
    contact with an open flame synthesizes certain highly carcinogenic hydrocarbons. Meat that has been cooked in a pan or in liquid contains very few hydrocarbons in comparison. Your body can deal with these hydrocarbons if it is healthy and not overloaded. We urge you to grill only occasionally and, when you do, be sure to eat them with one or more crucifers such as cabbage, broccoli or Brussels sprouts."

    I'm indifferent myself--don't own a grill but don't refuse grilled food.
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    ''Frying is the worst''

    Is it just worst from best or it's actually detrimental? Even if it's done in oven? I way more like fried (in good oils) food then cooked.

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    that right,Gentle heat like braises, stews, and slow roasts are very good too.

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