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Never, Ever Heat These Foods in the Microwave

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No matter how much tastier your food is when heated, there are certain ones that you should never heat in the microwave, as this takes away from their nutritional value.

And even though microwaves are the perfect kitchen helper when it comes to warming up dishes and thawing cooking products, researchers have for years been arguing how harmful or healthy usage of this kitchen appliance is.

Data shows that the microwaves used to bombard food change its molecular composition. Similarly, heating milk in the microwave transforms its amino acids into d-isomers, which are considered to be neuro- and nephrotoxic.

Below, we've collected a list of the foods that you'll not only ruin but cause harm to your health if you heat them in the microwave.

1. Eggs

You've probably never reheated eggs in the microwave, especially if you just fried or boiled them, but here they are anyway. They become highly toxic if you do.

2. Mushrooms

They are rich in vitamins and proteins but are quite difficult to digest. Reheating mushrooms in the microwave will further complicate this process and lead to stomach pain and bloating.

3. Celery

Contains substances which become highly toxic when heated in a microwave.

4. Spinach


Spinach is chock full of vitamins and a crucial food for people who follow a healthy diet. After reheating, however, it loses its nutritional value.

5. Potatoes

Believe it or not, potatoes are another food you should never reheat in the microwave. They lose their taste and nutritional value.

6. Beetroots

Beetroots should always be consumed cold.

7. Rice

Rice contains bacterial spores that are quite tenacious and survive heat treatments. And yes, they can cause food poisoning.

8. Chicken

The proteins in chicken meat undergo changes after reheating, which can lead to indigestion.