Question: My husband grills our dinner four or five nights per week. He frequently puts the vegetables in aluminum foil. Do you think aluminum from the foil can be transferred to the vegetables or other foods?
Dr. Blaylock's Answer:
Being from the Deep South I understand men’s obsession with grillin’. Unfortunately, when meats are grilled they generate powerful cancer-causing substances called heterocyclic amines. Flavonoids from fresh vegetables can significantly reduce this carcinogenic effect, but it is not absolute.
As for the aluminum foil, yes, foods do absorb a considerable amount of aluminum from the foil. Aluminum foil and aluminum to-go boxes should never be used.
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