According to this infographic, Labor Day is the third most popular barbecue holiday of the year, so before you go about grilling up next Monday, learn how to dish up a healthy BBQ plate. After all, just because you get a day off of work doesn’t mean you need to damage your body with unhealthy food.

This goes beyond merely dishing up salad instead of beans and avoiding overeating; making a healthy BBQ plate also means not eating burned meat, which are high in dangerous HCAs that damage genes. While many people think of steak, burgers and hot dogs when they think of barbecues, a healthy BBQ plate can be filled with many other delicious treats such as grilled fish, mushrooms, zucchini, potatoes, even fruits like watermelon and bananas can be great on the grill.

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