Healthy BBQ Tips for Your Summer Cookouts

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Hi, this is Dr. Miller with a tip to keep your Summer cookouts healthy. Did you know that cooking foods over sizzling heat forms cancer causing carcinogens called heterocyclic amine, also called HCAs. We're talking about foods that contain muscles, that's red meat, poultry, and fish too. As much as we love our barbecue, the fact is that high consumption of barbecued, well done meat is linked to increase rate of prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and pancreatic cancer.

You can easily make grilling healthy and tasty by using these barbecuing tips. Go heavy on the veggies, they all taste so great, you may decide to skip the meat and the cancer dangers. Use a marinade every time. if you can't resist grilling meat, poultry and fish, marinate them first in olive oil, garlic, onion, and lemon juice.

It lowers the amount of carcinogens. Keep the heat low, and cooking time short. Partially cook foods in the kitchen beforehand, so all you need is a quick finish on the grill for terrific grill flavor, and far fewer HCA's. Ditch the charred bits reduce charring by trimming fat and lining the grill with foil, it keeps cancer causing smoke flare ups to a minimum. Happy grilling, and check out more smart tips to live your healthiest life.