Benefits And Tips For Healthy Grilling Suggested by Grill Heat Aid
Summer is coming and while there are many benefits and advantages to grilling. One cannot help to be reminded that this summer must-have does come with its health risk – often cancer. Talk about dousing the fire on your enthusiasm. Here, we will talk about what are the benefits of grilling and how can you make your next BBQ a healthier one, without spoiling the fun.
Benefits Of Grilling
Benefits #1. Meat Retains Nutrients
Meat that are cooked on the grill retains nutrients known as Thiamine and Riboflavin. Both nutrients are B vitamins that help to provide the body with the energy it requires to get through the activities for the day.
Thiamine enables the body to turn carbohydrates into energy. It also plays an important role in nerve, heart and muscle function. It is also involved in the flow of electrolytes in and out of muscle and nerve cells.
Riboflavin, on the other hand, not only helps to turn carbohydrates, protein, and fats into fuel for the body. It is also used for the development and function of the skin and also allows oxygen to be used by the body.
Benefits #2. Consume Fewer Fats
Recalls seeing those fats that drip off the meat and into the grates? You might be disgruntled that it might reduce the tanginess and flavor of the meat. But, those fats, consumed in excess, is not good for health.
You might think that all kinds of cooking methods will burn off that layer of fats. Well, the fats that dripped off the grates are not going back or pool around your food unlike cooking it in a pan. So, in this way, grilling does make the food less greasy. Food that is too greasy translates into excess calories and weight. Moreover, it strains your digestive system. You wouldn’t want to run to the bathroom in the middle of the BBQ party. Worse so, your guest.
Benefits #3. Grilling Can Happen Anywhere
You imagine a BBQ party at the patio. But really, grilling is a technique that spans hundreds of years and can be done anywhere. It doesn’t need a kitchen or fanciful furniture. All it needs is a fire and some sticks to hold the food on. What that means is that you are able to grill food out camping or glamping, on a boat, in a cave or a tailgate at the back of a truck.
Benefits #4. It Is A Social Activity On Its Own
Barbecue parties are among the favorite activities Americans will choose to do in the Summer and rightfully so. Grilling in the backyard provides an opportunity to foster closer bonds with your friends and family. Imaging chatting about the whatnots that is happening, relaxing and chilling while watching a game. Grilling is not only nutrients for your body, but it is also food for the soul.
Grilling contest is also a hot favorite activity where everyone pits their skills and whip up their preferred dishes. Hugely entertaining, don’t you think?
Benefits #5. Eat It On Its Own
Grilled food tastes fabulous on its own without much spicing or marinating. It encapsulates the natural flavor and sweetness of the meat or vegetables. The flavor of the food, though, can be dependent on the nature of the heat source used.
For example, those who love a smoky flavor will go with a charcoal grill. Generally, we use charcoal, gas, wood or electricity and all these confer different additional tastes to the food. Personally, I like to use charcoal. Smoked Cajun Chicken, loved it!
Benefits #6 Breaks Out A Sweat
Tell me a time where you don’t feel like you have exercised from holding a BBQ party? Grilling gets you outdoors because you have to. Grilling indoors turn your house into a smoky, hazy oven. This means you will more likely than not be outdoors, coupled that with the time needed for the food to cook, you will most likely find yourself kicking soccer or playing frisbee with the kids.
Benefits #7 Relatively Easier To Prepare
Compared with other methods of cooking, grilling is relatively straightforward. You marinate and throw that slab over the heat and cook. Yes, you would have to control the duration and temperature, but imagine the hassle of the 53 steps needed to cook Turducken. Check these difficult dishes to get an inkling.
The simple and straightforwardness of grilling are also one of the many features that make it popular. It gives you more time to do the important stuff – bonding.
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