Microwaves are really useful household appliance: in just 3 minutes you can prepare your meal. All you should do is to take frozen entrée from your freezer, read few simple directions, place it into your microwave oven, set the time and press start.
Microwave is modern convenience and almost any American household has one. Namely, The Southwest Museum of Engineering, Communication and Computation (SMECC) had estimated that over 95 % of American homes own a microwave oven and people describe it as “almost impossible/pretty difficult” to do without.
Here’s the rub: regardless of the fact that the frozen meal is consisted of Lean Cuisine-type products with healthy ingredients and is low calories, the way you prepare and cook the food has direct impact on the amount of nutrients your body consumes. This useful household appliance substantially will zap the nutritional value of the food and your health. Moreover, it will leave you susceptible to developing certain health conditions as a result of constant microwave use.
Well, the next question is: is convenience worth sacrificing your health?
MICROWAVES ZAP FOOD NUTRITION
You will strip away all of the unique supplements contained in your meal by warming it in the microwave. Although you consider that you are going to eat nutritious plate of nourishment, after the heating it will become “dead sustenance” due to the dielectric warming of microwaves.
The authorized doctor and specialist, Dr. Joseph M. Mercola, says: “They ricochet around within your [microwave] broiler and are consumed by the nourishment you put in it”. To be more precise, water atoms pivot quickly in the microwave and in the nourishment in high frequencies and that furthermore makes sub-atomic erosion and warms up your dish. This in fact causes the sub-atomic structure in your nourishment to change significantly and to reduce the supplement content in the food.
MICROWAVES DESTROY BREAST MILK AND VITAMIN B-12
Once you start heating your meal in a microwave, it loses all of its vitamin B-12 health benefits. Study conducted by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in which included foods such as pork, raw beef and milk and their loss of vitamin B-12 when are heated up in a microwave have discovered that vitamin loss was about 30-40% once these types of food were cooked.
It was scientifically proved that microwaves affect the breast milk, too. Namely, its agents for fighting bacteria are annihilated. Study conducted by pediatrics in which they putted frozen human milk in microwaves in order to study the reaction in its nutrients. In the research were used 22 samples of human milk. While the samples were heated up in a microwave for 30 seconds each, their lysozyme activity was studied on low or high power settings.
The results have showed that higher temperatures, the milk had bigger E-coli growth, about 18 times higher than the normal breast milk. In addition to that, even at lower temperatures the milk was proven to be very harmful for babies, as it substantially increases the chance of harmful bacteria growth.
MICROWAVES CREATE CARCINOGENS IN FOOD
It is extremely important to highlight that by putting food wrapped in plastic in the microwave, you may create carcinogens in the food. Russian government had issued a warning about the all health hazards microwave ovens can cause on human body and the environment, and that was based on Russian research and German studies. It was proved that assembling of microwavable foods contain toxic chemicals such as polyethylene terpthalate (PET), BPA, benzene, toluene, and xylene. Moreover, it was proved that plastic containers which are utilized to heat these microwave meals release carcinogens along with other harmful toxins into your food and that furthermore is absorbed in your body.
MICROWAVES CAN CHANGE THE MAKEUP OF YOUR BLOOD
In Swiss clinical study the researches have found certain blood changes in people who expended microwaved drain and vegetables. Namely, 8 participants in this study consumed progression of nourishment arranged in various ways, by incorporating food warmed in the microwave. The final results of this study had showed that the red platelets are diminished, but in same time the white cell levels were expanded, along with the cholesterol levels. At this point is important to explain that non-ionizing radiation of the microwave causes changes in your blood and your heart rate.
MICROWAVES CAN CHANGE YOUR HEART RATE
Microwave ovens emit radiation that instantly affects human body. According to study conducted by Dr. Magda Havas of Trent University, the heart rate and heart rate variability significantly is changed by consuming food heated in microwave. Despite the fact that these changes are not huge, they still happen instantly. People who already have an irregular heartbeat should stop using microwave for preparing meals.