Food is Medicine
Did you know that using different flavors in your foods can improve your health? Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that food is medicine and incorporates these five flavors in food and teas.
- Salty flavors such as soy sauce help regulate the kidney and bladder
- Pungent or Umami flavors in the soy sauce, garlic, and ginger aid the respiratory system
- Sour flavors (lime juice) help the liver and gallbladder and may counteract the effects of fatty foods
- Sweet flavor (honey) strengthens the digestive system
- Bitter (red pepper) helps reduce inflammation
Read more about the health benefits of using the five flavors in food.
Reason to Grill All Year
In addition to the health benefits, this recipe is delicious and easy. I love this cut of meat because it is often on sale, tender, and quick cooking. Grilled pork tenderloin is suitable for any season or special occasion, and it goes with so many delicious side dishes. Never again buy pre-marinated pork tenderloin at the grocery store. Use this recipe and grill all year long.
Place on preheated 400° grill. The meat is triangular-shaped or has three sides.
Cook for 7 minutes per side (3 sides) for 21 minutes total until themometer reads 145°.