Is reheating food healthy?

We live in a busy world. Every moment is precious for us. This is because most of us work for more than 8 hours a day. Hence, daily cooking and eating is not a reliable goal. What do we do?  We make food for 2 or 3 days and we store them in the refrigerator. So, when you come home after work, you already have food to eat, but you just need to reheat it.

Whether reheating of food is good or bad has always been a huge debate. But, the important fact is that the reheating of food removes most of the nutrients from the food. The reheating procedures allow the remaining nutrients as of vitamins and minerals to be destroyed from the food. This cause serious damage to the body as a result of vitamins and mineral deficiency. The vitamin and mineral deficiency can cause serious diseases as of night blindness, rickets, neurological damage and so on.

In addition, reheating of food can be an ideal source for many microorganisms. Yes, you read it, right? The reheating of food many times leaves the food as the habitat for the growth of the immense amount of microorganism. When you heat the food, the spores of the microorganisms are most of the time not destroyed and these spores can produce microorganism as the reheated food cools down. The amount of microorganism and the heat-resistant microorganism increases in number as you heat the food subsequently. This can lead to the invasion of the food substances with severe disease-causing microorganism and can most of the time lead to severe food poisoning. This is not a joke because some type of food poisoning can lead to even death.

Moreover, scientists believe that some of the food substances should never be reheated. These food substances are cooked meat (as if in the form of casserole, lasagna or curry) Sauces (which made out of milk or milk products), Seafood (as if patties, casseroles, cutlets and so on), cooked rice, pasta and food substances containing eggs, or any pulses and food substances with green leafy vegetables (as if spinach, kale and so on).

As a whole, the facts and the figures stated above shows the need to terminate our habit of heating leftovers or storing cooked food in the refrigerator. This article gives a clear view on why we should not reheat food.