ATLANTA (WAOK) – For many of us, Memorial Day weekend is typically the first time we pull out the grill for the summer. But a lot of research connects charred, grilled meats to cancer-causing substances. Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic say you can decrease your risk by marinating and pre-cooking red meat. Cooking the meat a little beforehand means it’ll spend less time on the grill forming those cancer-forming components. Ground turkey doesn’t pose the same risk as red meat but you should still avoid charring it.
ZWICKAU, GERMANY - JUNE 25: A man is grilling in front of his trabant as fans and owners of East German-era Trabant cars gather at the 2011 International Trabantfahrer Treffen (International Trabant Drivers Meeting) on June 25, 2011 in Zwickau, Germany. The Trabant, also known as the Trabi, was among the main cars produced in communist East Germany and built by VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke in Zwickau for 30 years until 1989. Today the car has cult status for many followers and one company, IndiKar, is even seeking to revive the brand in a modern, electric version.(Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)