4 Leftovers You Should Avoid Eating at Any Cost, Especially the 4th One

We all reheat leftovers in order to make the meal as delicious as it previously was.

However, you probably didn’t know that reheating is not always good for your food. It turns out that there are certain foods that can harm your health if you consume them reheated.

Avoid reheating the following 4 foods:


Chicken is a good source of protein and reheating the chicken meat makes change in the composition of this compound. Also, chicken meat is not safe to eat after 2 days kept in the refrigerator.


Food Standard Agency asserts that uncooked rice contains bad bacteria that survive the first cooking process. If the rice is kept at room temperature, these bacteria multiply and cause digestive disorders.

So, if you have leftovers, you should freeze them instead of storing them in the fridge.


According to the Center for Food Safety, it is better to store the leftover vegetables at 40 degrees F or freeze them for long-term storage.

If beets, celery, lettuce and spinach are kept at room temperature, they accumulate nitrates, which may cause a rare blood disorder in children known as methemoglobinemia.

Vegetable oil 

Studies have shown that if you reheat foods which have been cooked in vegetable oil, you increase the risk of developing cancer, heart disease and stroke.

Specifically, polyunsaturated oils like canola, sunflower oil, and corn oil have linoleic acid. When these oils are preheated, they release a toxin from the fatty acids, known as HNE (4-hydroxy-trans-2-nonenal). This toxin can cause serious health conditions, including liver disease, heart disease, some types of cancer, Huntington’s, and Alzheimer’s.



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