Which is Healthier?
Nothing quite says
summer like gathering with friends and family around the grill on a beautiful
sunny afternoon. Before you decide what to serve, the question is how to
prepare it: charcoal grills vs. gas grills? If the healthier option is your
goal, let’s compare them to see which one comes out ahead!
No matter their
preference, charcoal or gas, you should consider treating the grill master in
your life to one of IonLoop’s magnetic bracelets for men -- a fashion forward accessory that supports his overall
health and wellness.
The Original BBQ King: Charcoal
Charcoal is no stranger
to a barbecue! It is a traditional way to grill food and traditional grill
masters stand by this method. However, it would be interesting to see how these
grill masters feel when charcoal is dissected from a health standpoint.
The challenge with charcoal
is that you cannot control the temperature, which could result in an increased
formation of harmful PAHs.
Otherwise known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, these compounds, made of
carbon and hydrogen, are not easily broken down and negatively impact the environment, since the PAHs last a long time in the atmosphere. The practical uses of PAHs are associated with the creation of dyes, plastics, and pesticides. Is
that something you want sharing space with your summer dinner?
Not to mention your
Breathing in the smoke
that comes from burning charcoal can present some lasting, unpleasant results.
The health concerns may include everything from cataracts, jaundice, and kidney and liver
damage. Not so pleasant for a barbecue with the family!
Best to Get on Board with Gas
Gas grilling (either
with natural gas or propane) is overall better for you. When it comes to those
two major checkpoints of smoke emissions and temperature control, gas grilling wins. With this method, you can keep the temperature
below 300℉, which is safer and still gets the job done!
A grilling option that
returns less smoke also does some favors for your body and the environment.
Obviously, from an environmental standpoint, less smoke is better! By keeping
the temperature down and the smoke controlled you have got yourself a safe and
tasty grilling environment.
The clear winner is
gas grilling after looking at these checkpoints. The next time you are
preparing for a barbecue, say goodbye to the charcoal and hello to the gas
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