While grilling seems like a perfectly harmless summer activity, Janis Jibrin, lead nutritionist at TheBestLife.com, warns it has a dark side. Cooking food over a high, open flame can produce cancer-causing substances.

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But this marinade, used in an experiment by Lawrence Livermore Labs, reduces formation of those substances by up to 95 percent in grilled chicken.
Servings: Serves 6
  • 3 medium crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. grainy mustard
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 lime , juiced
  • 1/2 lemon , juiced
  • 6 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Pepper to taste
  • 6 chicken breast halves
  • Directions
    Combine all ingredients except for chicken in a large bowl. Season with pepper. Marinate chicken in liquid several hours or overnight (refrigerated).

    Bring to room temperature before charcoal-broiling.

    Grill chicken until cooked through. Serve.

    For more healthy-eating advice, check out TheBestLife.com.


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