Many people store leftovers, so they often keep their food in the refrigerator to warm it up the next day and then eat it again. However, it has many potential health risks that you may not be aware of.
1. Stir-fry vegetables
Some stir-fried green leafy vegetables such as kale, mustard greens, lettuce… often become the “cupboard” for many families to eat in their daily diet. However, stir-fried vegetables will only be nutritious if you eat them when they are cooked, fresh and delicious. If fried vegetables are left and stored in the refrigerator to be eaten the next day, overnight, this part of the vegetable can produce a lot of nitrite, which is harmful to health. Eating is not only bad for the body but also increases the risk of stomach cancer over time.
Seafood such as shrimp, crab, scallops… even though they are expensive, because they contain lots of healthy nutrients, they are often bought by families to eat. Buying homemade food will save you some of the cost compared to eating out. But because of this, many people often buy seafood to eat at home, then store the leftovers in the refrigerator to eat the next day.
In fact, because seafood contains a lot of protein, overnight, they will be broken down by the protein, causing degradation if eaten the next day. So, please buy enough for the restaurant, don’t buy a lot!
3. Boiled eggs, fried eggs
Processed eggs are only suitable to be eaten directly at dawn, leaving the refrigerator overnight can make the eggs fishy, producing a lot of harmful bacteria for the body. Therefore, you should only process enough eggs for the whole family to eat, not leaving leftovers for the next day.
4. Mushroom dish
Mushrooms like shiitake, enoki mushrooms, black mushrooms, straw mushrooms… can be used in many dishes. However, if left and then stored in the refrigerator overnight, mold can produce a lot of bacteria that causes food degradation and eating it is not at all good for health.
Just made tea pots for dessert after dinner, but unfortunately, it was a mistake to store it in the refrigerator to be stored the next day to drink boiled water again. When brewed hot tea absolutely should not be left overnight, no matter how sorry, after a night it will still produce a lot of bacteria. In addition, people who have a stomach ache when drinking tea overnight also experience stomach pain which is bad for the body.