Discussing :: Myth or true? BBQ's are healthy for you?

#1

GetFrank Member
Myth or true? BBQ's are healthy for you?

We have a lot of BBQ's over summer but I wonder if I'm kidding myself thinking that we are eating healthily. Those hash browns, red meat and sausages-scrumptious along with a green salad. Is it all about portions and carbs and protein or is it about how not burnt your food is (less cancerous so i've read). I love BBQs but now I worry too much about all the health stuff surrounding BBQs. Can a BBQ be healthy?

#2

LUCKYONE

I hear burnt cindered food isn't great for your health so I guess the main point is watch not to burn your food. There is plenty of healthy food like sweetcorn and bananas that really lend themselves to the BBQ flavor.

#3

Pete

I don't think burnt foor is good for the health.
It depends on what you have on the BBQ

#4

Mark

Can anyone tell me if it's just burning the food that should be avoided, or is the smoke also bad for you when it Coates your food? I wonder, as well, about the compressed charcoal bricketts because they give off a dodgy smell when they burn (ammonia kind of smell)!!

#5

craig

Cooking outdoors with good company and good food is a sure fire endorphin rush. Lay off the fat and sweet marinades and you can't get a better way to have a meal

#6

TONY

i think the burning may not help , but any reduction of fat content can only be good !

#7

Raven

Yes, I think a BBQ can be healthy for you - the fat drips off the meat. The biggest problem with BBQ's is undercooked meat (especially chicken, which needs to be cooked thoroughly) and the care of the uneaten food afterwards. I think that is a greater risk to your health.

#8

simonv

Grilling is definitely a healthy way to cook, just cook the food well and don't over char it. Remember black stuff equals carbon equals toxic

#9

Cindy

just read an article recently that they aren't - but seriously! if we listened to and did everything we read we would be pretty darn boring creatures would we not! enjoy life - everything in moderation huh!

#10

Onaphobia

Depends if you are wrapping bananas and chocolate in tin foil and barbequing them because i'm pretty sure that's REALLY healthy ;)

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