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Beware, don’t reheat these foods

Beware, don’t reheat these foods

Many of us have a habit of keeping leftovers in a refrigerator and reheating them the next day before eating. But do you know that it is not good for health? Especially some foods should not be reheated as they might be poisonous and lead to health damage. Here are certain foods which should not be reheated.

As per the Food Standards Agency, uncooked rice has dangerous spores of bacteria which can lead to food poisoning. These spores can survive even after the rice is cooked and can multiply when the rice is left at the room temperature. It leads to food poisoning and diarrhea. Even reheating cannot eliminate the poisoning effects.

Potatoes lose their benefits if they get reheated. They are dangerous to your body when you eat on the next day by reheating them.

Using celery in soups is common. But if you heat your soup after adding celery, the nitrates in it can be turned into nitrites. Spinach, lettuce, carrots are some other foods that are not to be reheated. Certain legal limits are allowed for nitrates and nitrites in foods. According to WHO, the exceeded limits are hazardous to health.


It is believed that mushrooms should be eaten immediately after cooking. However, if you want to eat the leftover mushrooms on the next day, consume them cold. Otherwise, they might lead to digestive as well as heart problems.

Eating chicken on the next day after reheating is very dangerous since it might change the protein structure. As a result, digestive problems may arise. Egg is also another food which might cause same problems when reheated.

Certain oils like avocado, hazelnut, grape seed, walnut and flaxseed have very low smoke points. They get rancid when you reheat them. Hence, rather than heating these oils, sprinkle them at the end after preparing the dishes. Reheating turnips may be toxic.

So, keep these foods in mind next time when you are going to reheat them.

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