A barbeque is a great way to get people together and celebrate summer with delicious grilled food and good company. The greatest thing is that grilling improves the nutritional value of meals.
Grilled food is better for you than oven- or stove-cooked meals. These are the five most important reasons why you should be grilling your food:
Vitamins and minerals are better preserved in vegetables.
Grilling vegetables, particularly those with a minimal amount of water, helps them retain more about their healthy nutrients. Vegetables cooked over a grill, in contrast to those cooked from a can, are often fresh and in season.
Wrap the vegetables in aluminum foil or employ a grate to prevent them from drying out while grilling.
The nutritional value of meats is higher since they are less likely to spoil.
Meat roasted over hot coals keeps most of its moisture and nutrients, much like fresh veggies. Beef cooked over an open flame retains more of its vital B vitamins, riboflavin and thiamine, than meat cooked in a microwave.
Less cooking fat is needed.
Oil and butter are used in frying and baking to keep the meal wet while it is being cooked at high temperatures. Since grilled food retains more moisture, you may prepare it with less oil, butter, and other fats and seasonings. As a result, you consume less calories and fewer potentially harmful ingredients in the meal.
Your fat intake decreases.
Consider two methods for preparing the same fatty cut of meat: grilling and sautéing. On the grill, the fat runs off, but in a pan, it just sits there and is reabsorbed by the meat.
Clean air is available.
It’s common knowledge that being outside in nature does the body good. Spending time in nature, even if it’s only your own backyard, is beneficial. Being outdoors, particularly in the company of others (many parents will throw an object or playing games with their children while they tend the grill), is a great motivator for getting some exercise.