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8 Healthier Meats to Grill This Summer

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When it comes to grilling, everyone has their go-to grub. Whether its juicy burgers, BBQ chicken, or spicy sausages, these flame-broiled classics dominate summertime menus because they taste great, are easy to cook, and fill the air with the seasonal aroma you dream about all winter long.  Maintaining your health, on the other hand, tends not to come to mind when igniting that pile of charcoal in your trusty Weber grill. It doesn’t have to be this way though. There are plenty of grilling options out there that are better for you—and arguably better tasting—than the old summer standbys.

1. Bison

Bison is a great place to start when it comes to alternative meats. It can easily replace either ground beef for burgers or choice cuts for steaks without losing the singular taste of red meat. Also, while most people would be hard pressed to even notice a difference between the two meats, some red meat coinsures swear that bison has a fuller, richer taste than ordinary beef.

And here is the best part about bison…it’s WAY healthier than beef. Not only is it significantly lower in saturated fat and cholesterol due to its leaner nature, it’s also packed with all sorts of nutrients that just aren’t in beef like zinc, niacin, vitamin B6, and selenium. Finally, when purchasing bison you are essentially sidestepping the industrial food complex. On average, bison is raised, slaughtered, and processed under much better conditions than the typical cow.

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