The gift of healthy habits for Father's Day
May 28, 2009
This year more people are striving to become healthier, either through their diet or more exercise - so as a Father's Day present, why not show dad how he can grill and eat well at the same time?
According to one food chemistry professor, helping dad be healthy on the grill could be as easy as incorporating certain spices on his favorite meat.
J. Scott Smith from Kansas State University found in a recent study that rosemary extracts or Thai spices reduced the risk of carcinogenic compounds, which can be harmful to one's health.
Another way to reduce risks while grilling is to use marinades based on olive oils and/or citrus juices. Vegetables can also be added to whatever marinade is used and placed on the grill.
In fact, the entire day can have a healthy theme to it. One idea for party decorations is to display posters showing easy-to-do exercises or yoga poses.
And remember to let the guest of honor know that the healthy theme is to encourage him to enjoy a long life and not a hint that dad should be on a diet.