Summer time is in full swing and the grills are hot! Marinating your meat is a great way to add flavor to your meal, but did you know that there are big health benefits to marinating? Marinating meat can reduce the amount of HCAs (carcinogenic heterocyclic amines) produced when meat is cooked at high temperatures by as much as 99 percent. Marinades also protect you from harmful bacteria like Listeria and by adding an acidic ingredient; it helps break down the protein making it easier on your body to digest.
Grilling is an easy and great low-fat way to make a meal. Add some marinade and you have a healthy flavorful meal to enjoy the summer with.
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