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Leftovers that can poison you if reheated
July 1, 2018, 2:08 pm
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It’s common among people to reheat food leftovers that were set aside from a previous meal.  This can be somehow safe for some food but there are some specific food items that you need to avoid reheating as they may pose a risk for you and your family.  Different food have different nutritional values, but the ones that turn into a potential health risk when reheated must be avoided no matter how much you want to enjoy the food later.

 Eggs:  This is a high-risk food that shouldn’t be eaten again since it becomes toxic when heated at high temperature, and can result in problems with your digestive tract. However, for meals that contain eggs as one of the many ingredients, it is absolutely fine. Just refrain from reheating boiled eggs or scrambled eggs.

Celery: This is a vegetable high in nutritional values and is mostly used for soups or side dishes. However, when you are reheating the soup, make sure you don’t heat it more than once, since the Nitrate content of the celery can be a problem for your health when heated for the second time. Keep in mind that any good nutritional vegetable item that comes around the family of celery or carrots can turn into toxic substances if put into the microwave repeatedly.

 Mushrooms: Mushrooms are one of the most well-known food items that are advised against reheating and should be eaten and consumed right after preparation. Even if you want to eat them later, make sure you eat them cold, they can still be as delicious as they were right after preparation. Mushroom contains protein and its composition will change when reheated which causes a health risk for digestive and heart problems.

Chicken: If you reheat chicken after a day or two and eat it, it can become very toxic for your health. This is because all the protein composition changes when a cold chicken is heated for the second time after being kept in the fridge for a certain time. This will cause digestive problems and acidity issues that would not make you feel comfortable. For this reason, it is better to eat your chicken cold or perhaps heat it carefully under low temperatures and add some healthy ingredients with it such as parsley, sweet potatoes or peppers.

Beetroot: This is another useful vegetable item rich in Nitrate, and as explained before, high amount of Nitrates can make them toxic when subjected to heat for the second time.

The food items listed are incredibly delicious and healthy for you and should be included in your diet menu on a regular basis. Just make sure you avoid having to reheat them again and again, since they can easily turn toxic and affect your body with health issues.  So my advice to you is to adjust the amount of food you are making to a serving size that is appropriate for you and your family to eliminate leftovers, and so reheating.

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