After going to the supermarket to buy groceries, placing foods in the refrigerator to last longer seems like the most common sense thing to do. But is the refrigerator the best place to store certain foods? For some foods, it might be the best place for storage, but for others, it might be the worst. These are the 13 items in your kitchen you need to throw out already.
The fridge can cut the number of antioxidants in half. A USDA study found that watermelons at room temperature develop nearly double the levels of compounds like beta-carotene (which promotes healthy skin and eyesight) than do refrigerated melons. Cool air stunts the antioxidant growth that occurs after harvest. Chill sliced melons to prevent bacterial growth. This is how often you should really be cleaning your fridge.