You probably didn’t know this, but barbecuing is actually pretty good for you; burgers, hot dogs, kebabs—really anything cooked on the grill is surprisingly healthy. That delectable cheesy goodness on a juicy hamburger? Healthy! Those charred grill marks on your baseball-style frankfurter? Really healthy. The perfect sear on that one flank steak you grilled up last weekend? Couldn’t be better for you.
Oh, by the way, we aren’t talking about calories.
The kind of health that a barbecue provides isn’t always the kind you can quantify in an app. Rather, it’s the kind of health that triggers dopamine in the brain, and ques laughter in the room.
With that said, here are 5 ways that owning a BBQ can be good for your health:
1. It makes vegetables taste way better.
Even your kids—the little one who hates carrots, and the eldest who grimaces at the sight of beans—will enjoy their veggie enemies once they’ve been charred on the grill. Here are a few tasty grilled vegetable recipes from Weber that are notorious for leaving plates empty.
2. You’re probably burning calories while you grill.
Is it hot in here or is that just your BBQ? When you barbecue, you’re getting those sweat glands firing thanks to the heat and every step to and from the grill. That, plus the heart-racing excitement for your next meal is likely helping you burn quite a few calories! And, lifting up that grill lid does wonders for your triceps.
3. It’s good for your soul
Your barbecue is the gathering point. It is the primal campfire you surround and by which you share memories, embarrassing moments, and lots, and lots of food with your friends and family. You might not be cooking fried chicken and biscuits, but you’re definitely cooking soul food.
4. It’s the key to happy living!
Togetherness is the number two cause of happiness. Number one? Food. Combine the two and you’ve got the recipe for success! And everyone knows recipes cooked on the grill is just better.
5. You spend more time outside
Fresh air and vitamin C are both key to healthy living. There may be a dozen cheeseburgers under that lid, but you’ve got a nice tan going and cool air in your lungs. You’re basically the picture of health!
There are plenty of health benefits that come with owning a barbecue. This is just the beginning! Let us help you find the perfect grill to suit you and your family so you can start raking in the benefits! As the saying goes, healthy is as healthy barbecues.
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