You might have heard somewhere, or read somewhere …. something about BBQ’s not being good for you…..?
Like anything we don’t like hearing, it gets “blotted out” haha! I LOVE BBQ chargrilled meat, but lets give you the BAD NEWS first….
When the fat from the meat hits the coals it creates HCA’s & PAH’s which cause inflammation in the body (= bad for your health)
What are HCA’s & PAH’s ?
When smoking, frying or grilling meat, two carcinogens are produced: heterocyclic amines (HCAs) & polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
HCAs are formed when amino acids & creatine react at high temperatures.
PAHs are formed when the fat & juices from the meat are burned in the flames of the BBQ and then adhere to the surface of the meat.
When cooked above 320 degrees all meat produces these compounds.
Burning, blackening or charring your meat will de-nature (damage) the protein, which makes the meat irritating to your immune system & really hard to digest.
So where is the GOOD NEWS???
You CAN get a similar texture & taste from grilling slower & at a lower temperature which
produces much fewer inflammation inducing side effects!
For the perfect healthy BBQ just cook a little slower and at a less intense heat and all will be well within your body’s cells!
Have a lovely healthy BBQ – come rain or shine! (Plus loads of veggies & salads of course…) I will add some recipes for sides etc to my Health & Wellness page on Facebook (link below) and our Insta page also has plenty of ideas & inspiration.
From April 26th Newstead classes will all be in the main school due to the main exam season…we will be there until the end of June. It’s the seasonal migration …please check the website and look under “Find Us” for a Vlog with directions!
As always, the class timetable for the week ahead is below.
GOOD LUCK to all running the London Marathon – may the weather be kind ?
? Lots of info and tips and mini workout videos on my private Facebook Health & Wellness group…just request and I can add you straight away.