Grilling Tips Part 3

We continue our grilling series today with another great tip!

Smoked or cured food should not be placed on the grill: it contains nitrite pickling salt, which creates nitrosamines when it is cooked at high temperatures. These are suspected to be carcinogenic. It is better to choose high-quality, lean, drained marinated food at room temperature, such as meat, fish or vegetables.

Happy Grilling!

Grilling Tips Part 2

Today we are bringing you another grilling tip to help you stay safe while grilling!

If fat or oily marinade drops into the embers, smoke is produced which contains highly toxic substances that are considered carcinogenic. The simplest way to prevent fat and liquid from running into the embers is to put aluminum foil on the grill. Extra strong foil is best, as it does not tear so quickly. If the edges of the film are bent upwards, even small pieces of food, such as shrimps, can be cooked on them. Vegetables, such as potatoes, beets, or radishes, can be completely wrapped in foil with herbs or marinades for flavor.
Another option is to use special aluminum grill trays which also ensure that nothing drips into the embers, as the liquid is collected in the deep grooves. Grill trays are ideal for more tender or very juicy foods. An aluminum bowl also offers protection if the food has to cook longer and would burn on the grill.

Happy Grilling!

Summer Charcoal Choices

What is nicer than cooking a good piece of meat, fresh filet of fish, or colorful vegetables outdoors on the grill? Not much in our minds! In order to make barbecuing fun, healthy, and safe, we have a few more tips for you.

Use lump charcoal or charcoal briquettes and ignition aids without harmful residues! This prevents unhealthy or even poisonous fumes from being drawn into the food and you can enjoy a healthy and delicious culinary treat. Check out this link below that describes four charcoal products that are healthy for you and the environment.

https://www.annmariegianni.com/organic-lump-charcoal/

German Nutritional Engineering!

Metabolic Balance is quite literally German engineering for your body! No other nutritional program has quite the legacy, experience and trust from so many professional practitioners. Established in 2002 and present in over 35 countries, Metabolic Balance has helped over 1 million people balance their metabolism and achieve optimal wellness!

For more information visit our website or connect with us over Facebook!

Credit: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand

World Microbiome Day

Our bodies are home to millions of microbes that keeps us healthy and protect us from pathogens. Found everywhere from your mouth and skin to your gut, the makeup of your microbiome is as unique as your fingerprint. Taking care of the microbes in your body through a healthy diet and overall good lifestyle is integral as dysbiosis has been associated with a variety of disease states such as cancer, heart disease, and mental illness. For more information check out the websites below.

https://worldmicrobiomeday.com/

https://www.gutmicrobiotaforhealth.com/

Infographics: Worldmicrobiomeday.com

Re-Grow Vegetables from Scratch

A cornerstone of the Metabolic Balance program is eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables! One way to ensure you always have fresh and high quality produce around is by growing them yourself. For many vegetables such as iceberg lettuce, spring onions, and celery you simply need the leftover scraps and a jar of water.

Check out the links below for easy guides on how to get started!

39 Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs to Regrow from Scraps | Empress ...

The Benefit of Plants

Today on our site we want to talk about plants. No, not the ones that you eat but rather the ones in your house!

Houseplants and indoor plants do not just look nice but they are also great for your mental and physical health. Studies have shown that indoor plants can boost mood, productivity, and concentration. They also “clean” the air inside by filtering toxins and producing oxygen. Since Americans spend almost 90% of their time indoors, ensuring that the air inside your house is clean is super important. Although scientists are only beginning to understand the physical and mental effects of indoor air quality, so far we have seen that indoor plants can improve air quality, reduce pollution, and improve wellness.

Check out the posts below to learn about indoor plants and a few fun DIY project ideas using house plants.

https://www.thesill.com/blogs/care-miscellaneous/why-you-need-plants-in-your-life?fbclid=IwAR0H1KmIYYbikAv55135C6LoH_OgXRkwCf28Rg1hcphSXld3R-ruKdDv4mw

https://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/best-indoor-plant-projects-pictures

Photo: https://www.lynchburgliving.com/succulents/

Succulents

Choose Your Path

Throughout life we often reach a metaphorical “fork in the road”, a moment in time where have to make a choice. Often times this can boil down to deciding between the comfortable and uncomfortable. When it comes making a decision about your health the same applies. Do you want take the road filled with different pills and drugs that may be “easy” and offers a short-term solution or do you want to choose a road that may be hard and uncomfortable at first but can lead to long term benefits?

At Metabolic Balance we help those who choose option 2! We offer tools and guidance to help you optimize your well-being and reap the long-term benefits of a well-rounded diet and healthy lifestyle.

Photo Credit: Metabolic Balance Australia