For many of us, microwave ovens are a great, convenient, and simple cooking option. The microwave oven has been a popular cooking tool in North America for over 30 years, almost changing society and how we view food.
But is the microwave a healthy cooking option? The answer to this question is no because there are better and safer ways for us to cook. In addition, they will keep nutrients in our food.
How do microwaves work?
Microwaves are a source of electromagnetic energy produced by electricity. This electromagnetic energy travels through the food, causing the food particles to excite, move, vibrate, and eventually heat up.
A microwave oven has a device called a magnetron that generates wave energy. The wave energy changes the polarity of food molecules from positive to negative. This process heats the food, but at the same time it changes the structure of the food particles and damages them. According to experts, food cooked in a microwave oven loses 60-90 percent of its vital energy, and at the same time, the decomposition of food particles is accelerated.
Effects of using a microwave oven for cooking
Microwaves are very easy to use, no doubt about it.
In 1992, a Swiss study by Hans Hertel investigated the effect of microwaves on cooking. The results show that microwave radiation degrades and destroys food molecules. This in turn produces dangerous radioactive compounds.
Several studies have shown that participants who eat microwaved food can experience:
Increases cholesterol quickly
A decrease in hemoglobin causes a disease similar to anemia
A decrease in the number of white blood cells
An increase in the number of leukocytes (indicates toxicity and cell damage)
Milk that is said to have been microwaved loses 96 percent of its antibodies.
Microwaved infant formula alters certain amino acids and can cause immune system problems.
Microwaving food can cause permanent brain damage.
Long-term use of food in the microwave oven increases the number of cancer cells in the human blood.
The vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in all foods are reduced or altered by microwaving, so you get little or no benefit from them.
Exposure of raw, cooked or frozen vegetables to microwave radiation has transformed plant alkaloids into carcinogenic substances.
How dangerous are microwave ovens?
Your microwave has about 2.45 billion hertz, which is fine as long as your microwave door seal isn’t leaking. Only 10 Hz is the frequency that has been proven to be harmful to the human body. Therefore, you should be careful and do not stand near a working microwave. Since radiation leakage from microwave ovens is a serious problem, the only way to eliminate the risks associated with microwave ovens is to avoid using them.
How does microwave radiation affect our body?
It causes birth defects
Cataracts – our eyes lack blood vessels to drain the cellular load and microwave heat.
Your immune system is weakening
Reduces resistance to bacterial and viral infections
It causes more serious and serious diseases
Caution: Even when your microwave oven is completely turned off, you are still exposed to dangerous levels of electromagnetic fields (EMF). These electromagnetic fields penetrate our body and cause serious health problems. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the limit of exposure to electromagnetic fields is 0.5 to 2.5 milligrams. If you stand just 4 inches from a microwave oven when it is on, you will be exposed to 100 to 500 mg. When standing within 3 feet of a microwave oven when it is on, you will be exposed to 1-25 mg.
Most importantly, microwaves can cause various health problems, including cancer. They destroy nutrition and all the good things in our food and weaken the body. So getting rid of them completely is what we should focus on.