Leftovers are easy to reheat and everyone loves them, but, did you should know that reheating the meals is not harmless, some foods when reheated can damage your health.
“Eating reheated foods can harm the health and that is why you need to avoid these leftovers”.
Chicken: “Chicken contains a lot of protein and when reheated, its composition alters to more dangerous one, reheating cold chicken is allowed if the meat’s inside is very hot, it is important if you use microwave as it sometimes does not heat the meals evenly, the chicken meat can be eaten for up to two days, not a second more”.
Vegetable: Reheating the vegetables or storing them improperly can be fatal, the leftover vegetables need to be stored at -40C and if you need to store the vegetables for longer period, freeze them”. “Celery, lettuce, beets and spinach have high levels of nitrates that accumulate if the vegetables are exposed to a room temperature, nitrate can cause a rare blood disorder in children called methemoglobinemia, which causes symptoms like fatigue, shortness of breath and seizures”.
Rice: “If you want to stay healthy, you should store the rice properly. According to Food Standard Agency, the rice that is uncooked contains spores of harmful bacteria that survive the 1st cooking process, if it is stored at room temperature, the spores will multiply and cause many digestive problems”. These spores can survive the reheating process, that is why it is recommended to eat it all you have cooked at once, you better freeze the leftovers (if there are any) instead of keeping it for tomorrow in the fridge”.