As a common rule of thumb, you must keep away from burning your toast, says Sonpal. Past its disagreeable, bitter taste, burnt toast, “there are a lot of well being points associated to burnt bread.”

Cording explains, “When meals are heated to excessive temperatures, a doubtlessly carcinogenic compound known as acrylamide kinds from the starches and amino acids (arginine) current in meals.” In case your bread is evenly toasted, that is completely high-quality, “however when you get any char on there, there’s extra of an opportunity that some acrylamide was fashioned,” she says.