It is known by now that there is a correlation between cancer and food. In particular, you have to be very careful when cooking food because sometimes it could cause the formation of carcinogens. Let's find out how to cook food properly.

Cancer is one of the most common diseases in the world. On the occasion of World Cancer Day, which is celebrated on 4th of February, we want to underline the importance of prevention. To avert cancer, it would be good to follow a healthy life regime and above all eat in an healthy way. The relationship between nutrition and cancer has now been extensively demonstrated and in particular we should pay attention to how we cook food. In fact, there are healthy cooking methods that can prevent the disease.


Boiling allows food to be cooked in a healthy way, without adding seasonings and without altering the nutrients contained in the food. This type of cooking is recommended for pasta, cereals and vegetables. The important thing is to perform it quickly to avoid the dispersion of numerous nutrients in the water.

Steam cooking

Steam cooking avoids direct contact between water and food, it is basically the so-called bain-marie. Also in this case, the times must be very fast so as not to disperse the nutrients in the cooking liquid.

Barbecued cooking

This is a type of cooking that must be particularly careful because it could cause the formation of carcinogens, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The secret is not to leave meat and fish on the grill for too long.


If done correctly, frying could be incredibly less harmful than you think. First of all, the right oil must be used, that is the extra-virgin olive oil or the unrefined peanut seed oil, which in fact reach the smoke point at high temperatures and form less toxic substances. Furthermore, do not always use the same oil, it must be changed with each frying.