6 Ways to Have a Healthier Barbecue

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At your next barbecue, don’t forget beer and wine…for your marinade. We know red wine is full of antioxidants, and this can carry over in your marinades.

Marinating beef in red wine for six hours before grilling decreased the amount of carcinogens—40% fewer than in beef that wasn’t marinated—according to a study by the University of Porto in Portugal.

This same study found similar positive effects using beer, and participants gave the beer-marinated beef top marks for quality. Here’s a delicious red wine marinade, or try these beer-battered fish tacos.

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