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What Foods You Shouldn’t Heat In The Microwave

The microwave is the fastest and easiest way to reheat your food and make it fresh again, however some types of foods shouldn’t be reheated because that can break down the nutrition in them or even build up toxic substances that over time may lead to health problems, find out what foods you shouldn’t reheat in the microwave and why.

1- Celery.

Celery is a key ingredient in soups however reheating celery can cause the nitrate compounds in it turn into toxic substances.

2- Spinach.

Just like celery, reheating spinach can cause the compounds in it to turn into cancergenics substances.

3- Potatoes.

When potatoes are cooked and left in room temperature for more than four hours, that can cause a certain type of food poisoning bacteria called botulism , making the potatoes warm again in the microwave can make the situation worse, so it is better to eat the potatoes directly after it is cooked.

4- Chicken.

The protein in chicken changes in compounds when reheated which can cause digestive problems.

5- Beet Root.

Despite its many health benefits, beetroot when heated can cause you some digestive problems and gases it is better to be eaten in room temperature or cold.

6- Rice.

Rice left overs never finish, however it is important to learn how to store rice left overs in the correct way because leaving rice in room temperature for hours can cause bacteria to start growing and leaving toxic substances, heating will kill the bacteria but not the toxic substances it left behind.

7- Mushrooms.

The proteins in mushrooms get broken down when heated so it is better to eat it raw if possible and preserve it in the refrigerator for no longer than 24 hours.

Foods You Shouldn't Heat In The Microwave

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