Health Tip: When You Fire Up That Grill

Be sure to follow these safety tips

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(HealthDay News) -- Summer weather is here, and for many, that means firing up the barbecue.

But for your next cook-over, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics mentions these barbecue safety suggestions:

  • Buy two sets of grilling tools (one for raw meat and one for cooked meat) and a meat thermometer to make sure food is thoroughly cooked.
  • Grill lean meats to avoid flame flares caused by fat drippings.
  • Don't allow your food to become charred. Some studies suggest charred meat may be linked to cancer.
  • Let your meat marinate for a few hours before cooking to help reduce the chances of charring.

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