High-heat cooking creates aptly named AGEs (advanced glycation end products)
High-heat, dry cooking creates AGEs (Advanced Glycation End Products), harmful sugars that can lead to wrinkles and age spots and can contribute to degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
But you can sidestep this hidden cause of AGE-ing by up to 81% simply by cooking with a bit of liquid at lower temperatures — say, braising, stewing or poaching. These methods don’t create harmful by-products, and they bring out more flavor! Time to break out the Crock-Pot!