Letter: Choose nutritious food

With COVID-19 slowly releasing its lethal grip, this Memorial Working day we can focus when once again on the danger of our outdoor grill.

Of course, that. Individuals who grill hamburgers and warm puppies encounter a terrible alternative. The U.S. Meat and Poultry Hotline advises grilling at superior temperature to avoid foods poisoning by E. coli and Salmonella bacteria. But the National Cancer Institute warns that high-temperature grilling of processed meats generates cancer-producing compounds.

Fortuitously, we no longer need to have to select concerning food poisoning and cancer.

A bunch of enterprising U.S. foodstuff processors have achieved this problem head-on by producing a rich wide range of handy, healthful, delectable plant-primarily based veggie burgers, veggie dogs and soy nuggets.

These solutions really do not harbor awful bugs or most cancers-triggering compounds. They have no cholesterol, saturated fat, medicines, hormones and pesticides like their animal-centered alternatives. And, they are ready for us in the frozen foods portion of our preferred grocery store, alongside with nut-centered cheeses, milks and ice lotions.

This Memorial Working day, in the shadow of COVID-19, let’s stay secure in far more approaches than one particular!

Nick Harkner

New Haven