4 Diet Benefits of Having an Indoor Grill

An indoor grill is not only convenient for cooking on a grill even during the colder months and rainy weather, but it’s a beneficial tool year-round for those on a diet. No matter what kind of diet you and your doctor have decided is most nutritionally beneficial for you, and no matter whether or not your intention is to lose weight or simply to live a healthier lifestyle, using an indoor grill can benefit you, so long as you know how to make the most of the appliance.

1. Encourages Smaller Portions

An indoor grill is typically much smaller than an outdoor grill, with perhaps only a quarter the amount of cooking space as a typical grill. This can be beneficial to you if you’re looking to start eating healthier, because you can only fit a quarter as much food on the grill at once. You’re more likely to cook smaller portions and then you’re more likely to eat smaller portions. If you’re still hungry after you’ve eaten the smaller portions, having to go through the process of cooking additional food on the grill will actually give you time to digest. You may discover that you’ve had your fill after all.

2. Healthier Food and a Healthier Cooking

Most indoor grills are electric because of the fire hazard that a charcoal or gas grill would produce indoors. This means that the food you make and the way you make it will will be healthier for you than when you cook on a charcoal grill. Charcoal cooking releases soot and hydrocarbons, which can aggravate asthma, lung problems and heart problems in anyone nearby. The hydrocarbons stick to the food as well, which can increase your risk of breast, colorectal and pancreatic cancer if ingested regularly. The charcoal cooking process also makes the fatty deposits that drip off of the meat stick to the hydrocarbons and rise back up to deposit right back on your meat, ensuring that you eat them. Electric grills present none of these problems and safely whisk fat away.

3. You Can Cook a Wide Variety of Healthy Foods

Grills aren’t just for fatty meat dishes; using a grill to cook a variety of vegetables can make them more appetizing because the method brings out their flavor. You can even grill fruit (fruit suitable for grilling includes pineapples, mangoes, bananas, oranges, tangerines and peaches) for a healthy, tasty dessert. Of course, you can easily grill lean cuts of meat as well as seafood and poultry.

4. Convenience Means You’ll Grill More Often

Having an indoor grill is also much more convenient than using an outdoor grill. It’s simple to start up (just plug it in) and much easier to clean. Having this grill means that you’ll find yourself grilling more often. It’s simply more convenient than turning on a hot stove just to cook a small portion of food. When you select a healthier variety of foods to grill and you don’t have to worry about the negative health effects of charcoal, you won’t have to think twice about grilling a meal.

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  • Lois Jewett

    I so totally agree with your blog post! I use the Raclette grill by Velata.. it is amazing! Granite top or aluminum top grilling is the best! I have lost over 40 lbs now doing this! And the best part is, the family now helps prepare their meal choices! It is so much fun to gather back at the table again. Smaller portions (which was my big downfall) and so much healthier choices of food! I never had grilled asparagus before, so if your readers haven’t tried it, it’s a must!