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Food You Shouldn't Reheat Because It May Cause More Harm Than Good

Certain meals, if reheated improperly, can cause illness or even death. Here are 5 foods that should never be reheated, as recommended by Healthline.

Rice: If rice is not stored properly, a microbe called Bacillus cereus can grow rapidly in it. Rice that has been reheated can cause food poisoning because harmful bacteria will release their poisons during the reheating process.

Never reheat chicken since it increases the risk of food poisoning. Due to changes in the protein structure that occur during cooking, reheated chicken might become tough and dry.

Reheating eggs can make them rubbery and unpleasant. Eggs can carry harmful pathogens such as Salmonella, making reheating them unsafe.

Fish: Fish is best served at room temperature; reheating might cause it to dry out and lose flavor. If it's not reheated properly, it might potentially make you sick.

Reheating potatoes can cause them to emit solanine, a toxin that can lead to stomach upset and headaches if you do it too many times. In addition, reheating can turn them mushy or hard.

If you're ever in doubt about whether or not a certain dish can be safely reheated, it's best to play it safe and not reheat it at all. Before reheating any food, check sure it has been properly stored and handled to stop the growth of bacteria.

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