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Top 10 health tips for Christmas - No 10

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10. Be careful of leftovers

It's estimated that there are 120,000 cases of food poisoning during December. Make sure you refrigerate any leftovers within two hours of cooking, otherwise there's a likelihood that they could become infected.

Once you've put your leftover inside the fridge, don't forget about them - but make sure you eat them within 4 days to avoid food poisoning. And remember, you can reheat leftovers, but only do it once. Anything that's still not eaten after that has to go in the bin.

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