Is reheated food a bad thing?
Rajesh, New Jersey, USA
Yes. According to Ayurveda it is heavy on the system and takes much
longer to digest, especially grains. It is said that when
you reheat grains, the body has to work twice as hard to digest
it. Also reheating de-natures the food and often compromises or
lowers the food's nutritional value. It is not a good food to eat.
In traditional cultures, food was, and is, always prepared fresh.
With the onset of refrigeration, along with the advantages of being
able to store left-over food came the inevitable health disadvantages.
Reheating is a modern fast-food, fast-lifestyle phenomena with unfortunate
So fresh is best, always. I am uncompromising in this and I personally
always avoid knowingly eating reheated food out of choice.
For some, it is a convenience thing to have frozen or refrigerated
food ready to thaw and eat, but in the long run your health will
suffer, and in the short run you will feel tired and run down if
you eat it regularly, because the body is working hard to digest
it, taking energy away from other parts of the body.
I hope this has shed some light.
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