5 Foods You Should NEVER Reheat

Leftover pizza or fried rice, it’s common to microwave the previous night’s dinner for a quick meal the next day. However, experts say there are some foods that we should never reheat

Who knew that reheating food could turn out to be harmful for us? From risks of food poisoning and spreading food-born viruses, to creating carcinogens in the environment, The European Food Information Council has recently revealed the five foods most likely to be harmful to us once reheated in the microwave.

Do not reheat leafy greens

Leafy greens like spinach can be become carcinogenic with reheating. (Photo: Pixabay)

DO NOT REHEAT: Leafy Greens

Some leafy greens contain high levels of nitrate, which can be converted to carcinogenic nitrosamines when heated. For this reason, the Food Information Council advises against reheating spinach, kale or any other veggies in that family in your microwave. For a safer option, opt for boiling, steaming or sautéing your leafy greens.