Saturday, May 23, 2009

Healthy Summer Grilling

Outdoor grilling is a summer tradition, and we are here to show you how to make your summer grilling healthier. The latest research indicates that you can benefit from a little careful preparation when getting ready to grill.

Delicious recipes from The Fat Resistance Diet™ such as Citrus Chicken Kebabs (Recipe provided below), Ginger Lime Grilled Tuna, and Grilled Vegetables with Tofu make it easy to grill the healthy way.

The principles and recipes of The Fat Resistance Diet™ can help make your grilled foods taste wonderful while making them healthier. The key lies in the details. Pairing grilled food with anti-oxidant rich fruits and vegetables can make a big difference.

While cooking enhances the flavor and safety of food,cooking at high heat or over an open flame can create toxic by-products. Undercooking meat or poultry is not a solution, because it increases the risk of food-borne intestinal infection. The solution lies in the proper use of herbs, spices and marinades containing natural ingredients that prevent formation of these toxic by-products or reverse the damage they can create.

A study at the University of Hawaii demonstrated that beef steaks marinated in traditional teriyaki sauce or turmeric-garlic sauce diminished formation of toxins by about two thirds, whereas commercial barbecue sauce increased formation of toxins by 300 to 400 percent.

In another study, marinating chicken with garlic and olive oil decreased levels of the most prominent toxins by 90%; addition of brown sugar, however, increased production of a second toxin ten-fold. Green or black tea, parsley, chives, berries, red grapes, spinach,broccoli and other vegetables, herbs or fruits that are rich in polyphenolic antioxidants protect the DNA and enzymes in your cells from toxic effects. Pomegranate juice, cherries, red grapes and other brightly colored fruits and juices inhibit or reverse toxicity.

The Fat Resistance Diet™ gives you delicious ways to marinate and flavor meat, fish or poultry with healthful recipes designed to reverse the danger posed by grilling your food. Our book comes with 100 recipes for delicious meals that are easy to prepare and six weeks of meal plans.

Citrus Chicken Kebabs with Vegetables

Refreshing citrus and fresh parsley give this dish a wonderful freshness. Grilling the chicken with the vegetables and lemon wedges imparts a lot of flavor to the kebabs.

2 Eight Ounce Chicken Breasts

8 Cherry or Grape Tomatoes

6 Mushrooms, Halved

1/2 Onion, Cut into Quarters

2 Lemons, Cut into Wedges

1/4 Cup Parsley, Finely Chopped

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Juice of 1 Lemon

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Cut the chicken into 1 inch cubes. To make the marinade, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt and black pepper,then mix in the chopped parsley.

Put the chicken in the marinade mixture and coat well. Remove chicken from marinade and put on skewers, alternating with mushrooms, tomato, onion and lemon pieces.

Heat an electric grill or grill pan. Place the skewers on the grill and cook for 5-6 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Remove the chicken and vegetables from the skewers. Serves two.

Wishing You Best Health!

Jonathan and The Fat Resistance Diet Team

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