Camping and Grilling: 8 Healthy Tips and Benefits of Grilling
Grilling is healthy and fun, especially if you are involved in outside activities like camping with friends and family.
Therefore, health benefits are doubled up, as camping itself is great for our wellbeing too. If you are planning a trip for a weekend, and you have not decided yet, whether you will grill or not, read the benefits grilling and camping have, you might change your mind.
Vegetables on the grill are healthier the air is fresher while camping
Meat is delicious, but without veggies, it can´t reach its full potential. Preparing veggies on the grill will not only improve the taste of the meat; it will make them much healthier. Before I tell you why let’s focus on the way you grill, are you using electric griller or you prefer old-fashioned way?
If you are tired of old-fashioned grilling, it is time to give a chance to electric grillers. Electric grillers are amazing, as you no longer need to keep an extra propane tank on hand or worry about running out of fuel. Masterbuilt is my preference as it comes in lot of styles, and suits everyone´s budget. Check out some of the latest Masterbuilt models, and invest in future delicious meals.
Now, let´s pretend you have a fantastic new griller; you are ready to prepare yummy veggies. When you cook your vegetables, some of the vitamins and minerals leak out this happens a lot when you boil your vegetables. Grilling will save nutrients, without adding extra fat to the veggies. Therefore, you will get the best from your food. So, grilled veggies will only improve your camping, as you will enjoy delicious meals while inhaling fresh air in nature.Could it be better than that?
Less fat, more activity
Camping forces you to go out and enjoy life! Explore nature, take long walks, hike, or play with the ball. These activities are amazing for your body, and when you combine them with delicious, healthy food, they can only improve its efficiency.
When you grill, you eat less fat, because the excess drips off the grates. Think about preparing a burger on the grill versus in a pan on your stove-top. On the grill, the fat cooks off. In a pan on the cooktop, the fat has nowhere to go, so it pools and is eventually re-absorbed by the meat.
When you eat right, your body is grateful, and in return gives you more energy. As a reward, you instantly feel more eager and happy about life. However, if you combine that with the beautiful nature, loved ones, exercise, and the absence of daily challenges and tasks, you get a stress free environment that will make bloom.
Cooperating with nature
If you are an enthusiast and enjoy merging with nature, you can enjoy camping and grill even more. For example, if you enjoy fishing, you can prepare fresh fish on the grill, with some potatoes or veggies. From nature, you will get the freshest ingredients and create the best tastes in your food minus the chemicals used to process them when you buy them from your favorite fast food establishment. Milk in the abundance of happiness!
Forget about depression and anxiety
Being in nature is an antidepressant itself. Especially if you combine grilling and camping as you consume essential nutrients, eat better food, inhale plenty of oxygen, and feel relaxed in your surroundings.
The mind’s natural sense of wonder is triggered by being in a place with so many things that cause delight.
When you’re busy with physical activities, your body also releases hormones that fight the feeling of depression, making camping an activity that you should do as much as possible.
In nature, there are fewer things that can distract us from deep conversations. That is amazing because it gives you the opportunity to bond with others, make jokes, and laugh a lot, all of which can help you improve relationships with your loved ones in a healthy way. Plus, when you are active, there is always something unexpected that can happen. That opens a space for many jokes and stories that you will gladly remember with your friends and family.
In this digital age, people are practically inseparable from their phones, checking their emails and Instagram feed often. Their attention is always focused on what is going on somewhere else, not on what is in front of them, which results in an unhealthy living pattern and obsession with superficial things. Instead, focus on what matters, and you will feel it is worth it.
Sleep well, eat well
Food rich in nutrients, fresh air, physical activities, less smart-phone time, and peace, are dramatically improving the quality of your sleep. You will feel alive and happy during the day and sleep like a baby when the night comes. Also, while camping, nature’s yellow light triggers the production of melatonin at night, so you feel sleepy naturally. There is no better way to regenerate your body, mind, and soul than to pay a visit to nature and appreciate all the good it has.
Learn something new
Learning a new skill? Why not! You may not have known how to pitch a tent or how to prepare a simple meal before you went camping, but don´t worry; you will have learned the basics of these skills before the trip is over.
That’s the beauty of camping you have to rely on your skills to have a memorable trip. Also, camping is a great way to share skills with other people in the group, and in return learn new skills from them, everyone comes out gaining something new in the experience.
Find the inspiration
When you are happy, everything falls into its place easily and naturally. When you are living in the moment, focused on the good things around you, surrounded and stimulated by the people you love, inspiration has to hit you sooner or later, especially, when you are surrounded by the marvelous beauty of nature. Also, cooking or grilling is not boring activity if you know how to enjoy. Therefore, set free your imagination, and experiment with the food, that way you will have more fun and release your creative potential.
Have you packed your bags already? It is time to hit the road, and take a break free from your daily routine!
Article Written By; Samantha Rosario