Getting a barbecue is really fun – this is the time to spend quality time with family and friends and enjoy fresh God food from the grill. But the best part is that eating roasted foods is really good for your health!
Cooking food on the grill is healthier than food cooked using an oven or stove. Find out why – Here are the top 5 health benefits of grilling your food:
Vegetables retain more vitamins and minerals
Vegetables, especially those that are low in water, retain more vitamins and minerals when cooked over a grill fire. Also, during a barbecue, the vegetables you cook are usually fresh and in season, which is better than the prepared variety.
Just be sure to wrap the product in tin foil or use a chisel so that it stays moist and dries and doesn’t burn into crisps.
Meat retains more nutrients
Like fresh products, any type of meat cooked on hot coals retains most of their moisture and nutrients. Meat cooked over a fire helps maintain their riboflavin and thymine content, both of which play essential roles in a healthy diet.
You use less oil or butter
In frying or cooking using the oven, we use oil or butter to help keep food moist when exposed to heat. And because food cooked using a grill closes in more moisture, you can add oil or use butter and other spices to cook your food. This means that you reduce the number of calories in the dish but you also put less unhealthy ingredients in your body.
You consume less fat
Think about cooking a fatty piece of meat – on a grill and on a pan. When you grill the excess fat is expelled from the grate, but in a skillet, the fat goes nowhere and is eventually reabsorbed by the meat.
You get fresh air
Everyone knows that getting sunlight and fresh air has many benefits for the body. The simple act of spending time outside, even just in your backyard, will do you good. The fact that you are out, especially with friends or family, promotes physical activity – many parents throw the ball or play games with their children while working the grill.
Consider these top 5 health benefits of grilling the next time you can’t decide what to cook for dinner!