Sorry we have not posted in a bit but we have big projects in the works and travelling across the country is necessary.
That being said this is a good article that reviews the dangers of using the microwave, we have all known it is not the best option to heat food except for the convenience it provides. This article also highlights some of the the other dangers of using the microwave you might not be aware of.
I have to give a big shout out to my soul sister in Miami as she does not even own a microwave, that truly is the way to go.
Here are some highlights of the article regarding the dangers of microwave use:
. Microwaves ZAP Nutrients
The process of heating up food in a microwave changes the food’s molecular structure and decreases nutrient content.
Even if you start with a fresh, nutritious and healthy meal, once the food is microwaved, it turns into substances your body has difficulty processing.
2. Microwaves Destroy Breast Milk And Vitamin B-12
Heating up breast milk in the microwave can lead to an increase of growth in harmful bacteria.
Breast milk heated at high temperatures is 18 times more likely to contain E coli.
When you microwave foods like beef, pork, or milk, it leads to a 30-40 percent decrease in vitamin B-12. This significant loss of B-12 reduces the promotion of nerve, blood cell and DNA health in your body.
3. Microwaves Create Carcinogens
Plastic containers used to heat up food often contain harmful chemicals and toxins. Heat releases these chemicals, such as BPA, benzene, toluene and polyethylene, into your food. Upon eating your microwaved food, you ingest these dangerous toxins!
Plastic + food + microwaves = carcinogens
4. Microwaves Can Change The Makeup Of Your Blood
Your red blood cells can decrease when you consume microwaved milk and vegetables.
Your white blood cell levels and cholesterol increase when consuming microwaved food.
5. Microwaves Can Affect Your Heart And Health
Radiation is emitted by a microwave when in use and can immediately and substantially affect your heart rate and heart rate variability.
People exposed to a high level of microwave radiation have reported experiencing the following symptoms:
Insomnia, sleep disturbances, night sweats
Weakened immune system
Swollen lymph nodes
Eye and vision problems