By Gemma Hurditch for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine).
We all look forward to spending time outdoors with friends and family in summer. For many, that means a barbecue, but others will have been warned off barbecues by the bad news about harmful chemical reactions that occur when we barbecue meat and seafood. Stressing out about what you eat is not conducive to a relaxing time, so here are some simple steps for maximising enjoyment and decreasing risks:
Top tips for healthier barbecues
Choose organic grass fed meat to reduce exposure to more pollutants.
Choose lean cuts and trim the fat or skin off to reduce the amount of fat dripping into the coals, creating carcinogenic smoke.
Marinate meats overnight before cooking. Liberal use of spices, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, even wine or beer...