Does eating hot food offer any biological advantages compared to eating cold food? My mom insists on serving me hot meals, and I'm curious if there's more to it than just taste preferences

Does eating hot food have any health benefits?


Can’t comment on the hotness of food, but what I do know is that as food gets colder, it loses its nutritional value. That’s why they say you shouldn’t freeze foods for too long.

But so much of what we eat is frozen. So we’re doomed?

Wondering if reheating solves this

I am sure it doesn’t

All I know is that hot food tastes good and cold food does not have much nutrition left. So why choose cold food over hot food, at all?

It is an oversimplification to say cold food has NO nutrients left. Sure, certain vitamins and minerals degrade, but the bulk of the food is still there. Mostly, the proteins, carbs, and fats should be fine. In fact, the starch in refrigerated rice becomes resistant starch which is actually better for you: Effect of cooling of cooked white rice on resistant starch content and glycemic response - PubMed


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