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During our current stay at home measures most of us take every opportunity to get outside and breath in the arrival of spring in Muskoka. As a lot of us are also using this quarantine time to experiment with new recipes, to go along with the warmer weather grilling allows us to combine the enjoyment of the outdoors with the fun of cooking. There are also health benefits to cooking your food on the grill versus the stove. We have compiled 5 great benefits to grilling. Happy BBQ Season!
1.Veggies on the grill are superior
Most people don’t realize that vegetables retain more of their vitamins and minerals when they’re grilled. This is especially true with veggies that have a low water content.
Plus, vegetables that you toss on the grill are usually fresh and in season. Placing your veggies on top of your grill and cooking them in this manner is nutritionally delicious. 2. Healthier version of meat entrees
When you grill, you eat less fat because the excess drips off. Think about cooking a burger on the grill versus in a pan on your stove. On the grill, the fat cooks off. In a pan the fat has nowhere to go, so it pools and is eventually re-absorbed by the meat.
3. Meat Retains Nutrients
When you toss a slab of meat over the fire, it actually preserves more riboflavin and thiamine. Both of these nutrients play a vital role in a healthy diet including many health benefits.
4. Grilling encourages outdoor play
BBQing is an outdoor sport. An opportunity to toss around a Frisbee or or play a round of football while grilling dinner. The act of cooking and eating outdoors encourages more activity, which is an added health bonus to go along with your delicious dinner.
5. Healthier calorie intake If you’ve mastered the art of grilling and not overcooking your food, you’ll have juicy meat and tasty veggies. Because the grill locks in more moisture, you’ll be less inclined to reach for the butter or other condiments. And as a benefit eating fewer calories.
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