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Leftovers are perhaps the easiest meals you can get, as all it takes is to reheat the food and eat it, without worrying about spending hours in the kitchen preparing something else. However, many people are not aware of the fact that leftovers can often be extremely harmful for our overall health.

Down below is a list of reheated foods which can harm your health, and you need to avoid at all costs:

  1. Vegetables

Storing vegetables improperly or reheating them can often be fatal as some of them such as lettuce, celery, beets and spinach have high levels of nitrates which accumulate if the vegetables are exposed to a room temperature, and potentially cause a rare blood disorder in children.

  1. Vegetable oil

Reheating meals prepared with vegetable oil is extremely dangerous as well, as science has shown that it increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer. This is because the polyunsaturated oils contain linoleic acid which releases HNE toxins which can damage the overall health.

  1. Chicken

Chicken is loaded with proteins and when it is reheated, its composition changes to more dangerous ones.

  1. Rice

If you want to avoid problems from consuming reheated rice, then you need to store it properly. Research has shown that rice contains spores of harmful bacteria which survive the first cooking process, and if stored at room temperature, the spores will multiply and cause a number f digestion conditions.

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