10 Unlikely Foods That You Should Always Keep In Your Fridge

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There's not too much debate on what should be kept in or out of your fridge. We all know meat should always be kept in the fridge to prevent spoiling, but what about some of those items in your pantry? Are all of them safe in a warmer environment?

Here's a list of eight unlikely foods that you should always keep in your fridge:

1. Certain medications

Medication is not food, but it since you digest it and it keeps your body functioning normally, it might as well should be. Practically everyone I know stores all their medication in their medicine cabinet. The storage area in your bathroom is called that for a reason, but there's actually certain types of medication that will last longer if it's stored in the fridge.

For example, any type of medication containing probiotics need to be kept in the fridge to prevent heat and moisture from killing the good bacteria.

Insulin, penicillin, aspirin, and amoxicillan are other popular medications that you need to make some room for in the fridge.

2. Corn

If you want to enjoy the sweet taste of corn on the cob, store it in the fridge right when you get home to slow down the chemical process that works to change the flavor.

3. Some cooking oils

Experts recommend storing olive, sesame, and walnut oil in the fridge to extend its shelf life.

4. Beef jerky

If you're like me and buy beef jerky in bulk, keep packets of the cured meat in the fridge if they're not going to be consumed in a couple days.

Jerky stays fresh when no oxygen gets to it, so once you open that package, make sure you put it in the fridge before it spoils.

5. Mixed nuts

Store your mixed nuts in a sealed bag in the fridge to prevent them from becoming stale. The healthy oils will start to taste unpleasant if they're left out for too long.

These next ones need to go in your fridge immediately, if they're not already there!

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