8 Leftovers You Should NEVER Reheat (As This Could Poison Your Family)

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I’m sure most of you are quite used to reheating leftover food in the attempt to not let it go to waste. While often this is perfectly fine some foods could put your families health at risk when reheated.

Most of the foods, you shouldn’t reheat are foods you wouldn’t usually think twice about.

Here are some of the most common foods you should never reheat:

1. Beets
Beets have a high level of nitrate while nitrate is rather good for you, this is one of those foods that should not be reheated.

2. Chicken
Chicken is probably one of the most commonly reheated foods out there nowadays, This is very dangerous, chicken has a high content of protein which if reheated after a day or so, can cause digestive problems. If you really must eat it try to do so cold.

3. Potatoes
Potatoes are extremely good for you; they have a very high nutritional value. But the longer you let them sit, the lower their nutritional value becomes, They can even eventually become toxic.

4. Mushrooms
Mushrooms should always be eaten after preparation. Their composition of proteins can change as well over a matter of a day or so, this will cause digestive issues as mentioned above with the chicken.

5. Spinach
Reheating spinach is dangerous as well. Spinach has a high level of nitrates that when reheated cause the whole amount of spinach to become a complete nitrate. This is carcinogenetic to the body.

6. Eggs
Eggs become toxic when exposed to high heat. You should try to stay away from reheated scrambled eggs and reheated boiled eggs. These will upset your stomach dramatically.

7. Celery
Much like spinach celery should not be reheated because of its nitrate percentage. Usually, people add celery to soups and things of that sort, so I suggest removing the celery before reheating to avoid problems.

8. Turnips
Turnips are also high in nitrates; You should never reheat them. Instead, I strongly suggest eating them cold.
So instead of going straight to the fridge and reheating something, next time consider what exactly it is you’re trying to reheat. If it is one of the things on this list, do your digestive system a favor and don’t reheat it.