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4 Reasons You Should Grill This Summer

By Virginia Laird

Are you one who loves to grill? With summer finally here, it is time to clean up that grill and get it ready to use regularly. Grilling is one of the most healthy ways to cook. Research suggests that grilling food rather than cooking any other way can promote healthy eating and overall wellness. A few reasons why grilling is healthy include:

  • Grilling reduces fat in the meat
  • Less butter is required
  • Grilling vegetables is healthy
  • Grilling gets you outside

Grilling Reduces Fat in Meat

Research suggests that grilling meat is one of the healthiest ways to cook. This is due to the ability of the meat to drain the fat away. When baking or frying, the fat that is cooked off can reabsorb in the protein. Health and wellness experts advise that when grilling is an option, it should be your choice of preparing dinner.

Less Butter is Required

If you are anything like me, you love to add butter to your protein. This can help keep it moist while baking. However, this is not the best choice when trying to make healthy eating a habit. Health and wellness experts suggest that grilling can allow you to forego the added butter and use only your marinade for cooking. Following this guideline can help reduce the amount of fat consumed.

Grilling Vegetables is Healthy

Grilling vegetables is one of the best ways to cook them. While baking vegetables and boiling veggies can drain them of some of their nutritional value, grilling them can prevent that from happening. Health and wellness experts advise that grilling vegetables can help them maintain the majority of the minerals and nutrients that make them extremely healthy from the start.

Grilling Gets You Outside

You may already be familiar with the variety of benefits that accompany spending time outdoors. And because grilling gets the whole family outdoors, these benefits are sure to be gained when choosing to slap your dinner on the grill. How great it can be to give your family a boost of the immune system while taking in the fresh air simply by waiting on the grill to cook dinner. A few other benefits include:

  • Time spent outside can give you a boost of energy
  • Soaking up some Vitamin D
  • Burning some calories playing outdoors
  • Time outside can get you away from electronics
  • Now it is time to fire up the grill!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Happy Valley, Ore.

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