Fire up the grill! July 4th is right around the corner and a summer of bbq-ing to look forward to.
Yes, grilling is awesome.
Easy and tasty.
It seems to be the universal cooking skill mastered by men. So very easily outsourced to hubby. Bonus - they even volunteer to clean up the BBQ.
What's not to love about it?
Wait for it...I'm gonna rain on your parade right about now.
You know that fat, juice, and sauce/marinade dripping down into the open flame? They're burning and creating cancer-causing chemicals that coat the meat.
These toxins can lead to inflammation of the uterine lining, possibly interfering with embryo implantation.
So when grilling, the best way is to barely brown the outside, leaving the inside medium-rare to rare. The rarer the meat, the better as more nutrients are preserved.
Never eat blackened, burned, or charred meat!
Yeah, this goes for the dudes too. Cuz we need to keep his sperm strong and healthy, not crispy with grill marks.
Now, that I've ruined your (more likely, his) grilling season, I'm going to skedaddle right on out before your hubby throws his BBQ at me.
An anti-inflammatory diet is essential for optimal fertility, especially if you're over 35yo and been diagnosed with poor egg quality or low ovarian reserve. Everything you need to know is in my Fertility Top10... http://zenfertility.com/top10
All my best,
Julie Chang, L.Ac
Natural Fertility Eggspurt