Foods & Supplements

Are You Storing These Foods Or Supplements All Wrong?

We store everything in our fridges from fruits to bread to sauces. Doing this might extend food shelf life but it may be harmful to a few products. Same goes for the supplements whether you store them in the refrigerator, counter, kitchen or bathroom it makes a difference.

Read on to know how to keep your food and supplements from degrading !!!

Onions and Garlic

In order to keep garlic and onion fresh for a longer period, it is best to place them in a cool dry place like a small box in the cupboard. If you have a lot of onions just tie them to one another and hang them. Keeping them in the fridge makes them go bad faster and become covered in mould.  


Honey can be stored forever but it is essential to store it correctly. Storing it in the fridge can crystalize and lose its good properties. It also needs to be stored in a cold, dark place like garlic and onions.


To protect it from the mould, keep it in a firmly closed bread box or any box with a little bit of salt. Don’t keep the loaf of bread in the supermarket bag, this will increase the chances of developing mould in a few days. Plastic bags create high humidity which leads to fungi. Also, avoid keeping the bread in the fridge. As bread becomes stale at lower temperatures. 

Oranges and Other Citrus Fruits 

Avoid using the fridge to store oranges and other citrus fruits as it can make them not only less tasty but less beneficial for your health. The right place to store them is on the kitchen table as they don't go bad any soon. 


Don't put tomatoes into the fridge as this will make them tasteless, loose their natural flavour and make them less juicy. The cold air of the fridge slows down the natural ripening process of the tomatoes and impacts their thin membranes. Therefore, store them at room temperature in a well-ventilated box or basket. 

Protein Supplement and Pills

Avoid keeping your protein supplement or multivitamins in the fridge, bathroom cabinet, and kitchen. A refrigerator is cool but it has moisture which can reduce the shelf life and effectiveness of protein powder and pills. 

Never keep your supplement on medication in your bathroom medicine cabinet as storing these supplements in the same small room in which you take shower means exposing them to humidity and heat on a daily basis. 

Multivitamins are often taken with food and protein supplements sometimes used as a meal replacement or used after or before a workout so it seems logical to keep them in the kitchen. But the problem is that you are exposing them to the humidity and temperature. 

Keep your protein powder, protein supplements and pills in a well-ventilated room on a shelf in a closet and keep tightly closed to protect their nutrients. 


Flour is easy to store but actually, it is not. High temperature and high humidity can cause mould and bugs in the flour and make it impossible to eat. The best option is a tight container kept in the cupboard or in the fridge. Make sure the temperature should be between 10°C and 18.3°C. 


Most of us store nuts at temperature but this is not the best option. Some of them like walnuts in almonds can only be stored for 1 to 2 weeks in warm temperature and can go bad after that. Which is why it is better to protect them from humidity, sunlight and high temperatures. They should be kept in the fridge and they can be stored like this for up to 9 months.


Coldest section of the fridge is ideal to store meat. To extend its shelf life, remove the retail packaging and rewrap the meat in foil. But make sure you consume refrigerated meat within 3- 4 days of the purchase.


Some store eggs in the fridge and other room temperature. But actually, they should be kept in the fridge without removing them from the containers they are sold in. Keeping them in the room temperature can reduce their shelf life significantly. 

Do you know about any storage techniques? Share with us in the comment section below.

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