Sure, grilled food is delicious, but it can also be good for you. Here are things that make grilling a healthy choice:
- NUTRIENTS – Think of the food we put on the grill: it’s almost all meat, vegetables, and occasionally fruit, all of which are important for a healthy body. Strip steak, ribeye, and tenderloin are full of protein, iron, and important B vitamins. Vegetables are packed with nutrients and fiber and tossing them in a marinade and then onto the grill is a delicious way to get the recommended amounts of veggies in your diet. Note that charred food can be detrimental to your health, but one way to combat this is to use marinades with little or no sugar. These marinades have been shown to protect the meat from getting charred and reduce the formation of the compounds (heterocyclic aromatic amines) that create the health risk.
- SPEED – Grilling is a fast way to get food on the table. We’re all busy, and at the end of a long day, spending ages in the kitchen preparing a healthy dinner doesn’t sound too appealing. Instead of turning to fast food or carryout, throw something on the grill and you’ll be eating healthier food in the same amount of time it would take the delivery driver to get to your house.
- UNWIND – We’ve all experienced the feeling of relaxation that comes from gathering in the backyard and grilling. And you don’t have to wait for a weekend or even to do this! After a stressful day at the office, you can grab a cold drink, fire up the grill, and feel the stress start to dissipate.
Grilled food tastes great and when it’s prepared right, is a healthy and fast way to get dinner on the table. Keep your grill in great shape by cleaning it after every use and by scheduling routine deep cleanings from a great grill cleaning service in your area.
GrillSOS is the best professional grill cleaning company Jacksonville FL homeowners trust with their grills. We specialize in deep cleaning grills and outdoor kitchens, removing grease and buildup, and getting them back into phenomenal shape for your next barbecue. Warm weather is on the way, and for those of us in San Marco, Riverside, Ponte Vedra, and throughout Jacksonville and the beaches, this means it’s time to get the grill cleaned, prepped, and ready to go!