There’s nothing like the aroma of grilled foods wafting from the barbeque on a sunny day, with family and friends talking and laughing together in anticipation of sharing a great meal. But grilling – whether with gas, wood or charcoal, can produce AGEs (Advanced Glycation End Products) in your food. These “sticky” molecules cause oxidative stress throughout your body, contributing to premature aging and water retention by damaging cells and tissues, resulting in inflammation.
The great news is you can reduce AGEs formation by as much as 50% by just marinating your meats, fish and veggies before popping them on the grill. Even marinating in an acidic medium for one hour can make all the difference. Use lemon or lime juice, dry organic wine, organic grass-fed broth, olive oil, or apple cider vinegar. Step up your grilling game even further by adding herbs and spices to your marinades, such as rosemary, thyme, and allspice. These powerful additions not only produce amazing flavor, they also reduce carcinogens by as much as 88%!
One of the best ways to neutralize AGEs and send them out of the bloodstream and brain, is to supplement with benfotiamine, a fat-soluble form of vitamin B1. In fact, it counteracts meals high in AGEs better than any other antioxidant!
A groundbreaking study from 2016 shows that supplementing with benfotiamine may help to protect the brain against age-related slow down too, so you can keep up with the kids and grandkids to really enjoy your summer activities. I recommend UNI KEY’s Ultra H-3 Plus which contains 100 mg of benfotiamine as well as a proprietary formula of stellar ingredients to soothe stiff joints, boost energy and mood, and renew youthful vitality.
To enjoy AGE-less grilling while supporting your immune system and enhancing gentle detoxification, supplement with UNI KEY’s Vitality C. This easy-to-use powdered formula contains 4 grams of high quality, neutral pH vitamin C in every scoop. It mixes easily in water or smoothies and has a pleasant citrusy taste. And unlike other high-dose vitamin C formulas it won’t cause any nasty symptoms like upset stomach, gas or diarrhea.