Dr. Aaron Boor, DO, a primary care physician with HonorHealth Medical Group Del Lago, has lived in Arizona for most of his life—leaving only to attend medical school and heading back to establish a primary care practice. So he knows that the great year-round weather in Arizona can only mean one thing: outdoor grilling, even in December.
If you ask Dr. Boor, here are his top 5 tips for great grilling technique:
- Trim fat from meat before cooking.
- Grill over low heat until done (usually to an internal temperature of 165 degrees).
- Avoid adding salty spices.
- Do not blacken.
- Most importantly, don't rush it!
Meat, when prepared properly, is relatively healthy. Stick with a low-fat selection, watch portion sizes and be sure to complement whatever meat you're eating with a hefty dose of vegetables. This is the best way to keep cookouts healthy.
Dr. Boor is an Arizona native who believes "Prevention is key. Getting people to maintain a good diet and exercise is the mainstay of what I practice. We try to partner with you and provide motivation and information for making meaningful change."