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12 Things You Should Really Never Microwave

Reader's Digest Logo By Katie Askew of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 12: Scrambled, poached, or hard-boiled, eggs are a favorite of registered dietitian Shannon A. Garcia. As an expectant mom, she values eggs as a source of choline and quality protein. 'Choline is an essential nutrient important throughout the lifespan. It's especially important during pregnancy for both mom and baby, yet less than 10 percent of pregnant women are consuming the daily recommended intake.' Choline helps the body make use of other nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins. Eggs also contain vitamin D, a nutrient that's key for bone health. Registered dietitian Sarah Pflugradt eats eggs every day because 'they contain lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that are important for eye health.' For more variety, check out these 55 delicious ways to prepare eggs.

Hard boiled eggs

Don't let Pinterest fool you: If you try to hard boil eggs in your microwave you're likely to either end up with a big mess or burned fingers! The rapid heat from the microwaves creates a lot of steam in the egg, which has nowhere to escape. Exploded egg is hard to clean up—trust us. (Here are some foods even professional chefs cook in the microwave.)

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