By Mayukh Saha
Microwaves were created to make it easier for you to have a quick warm meal. It might be great to warm up your food but the negative effects of using this device might make you want to stop using the microwave. Studies have shown that microwaves can cause damage to your health along with the food that you have consumed after microwaving it.
Let us look at all the reasons why you need to reduce the use of your microwave or even just throw it out altogether.
The 5 Reasons Why You Need To Stop Using Your Microwave
1: The Food Itself
The taste of the food is altered. You can take a few extra minutes to cook it yourself and make sure that the food is a bit more enjoyable. Microwaves do not heat food evenly and can also cause steam explosions.
Studies suggest that microwaving your food could expose you to carcinogenic toxins released from plastic or paper wrappers that contain your meal. When plastic is heated, toxic chemicals like BPA and phthalates can be released from the containers or covers, contaminating your food.
2: Microwave Radiation
Safety standards have led to the reduction of microwaves given off by the devices. It is stated that the closer you are to this device, the riskier it is. These waves travel through the walls, so safety is quite difficult to be practiced.
Microwave ovens produce electromagnetic radiation that can cause massive biological damage if the sealing door is faulty. When a microwave is in operation, very destructive free radicals are created. These free radicals decimate nuclear DNA, membranes, and proteins that can lead to chronic disease.
3: Losing Valuable Nutrients
When you cook the food in a microwave oven it chemically alters the enzymes and vitamins and strips the food of its nutrients. The food can also tend to become toxic.
Heating food, no matter if it is frozen or fresh, damages its nutritional value. As an example, The Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2003, found that “…broccoli zapped in the microwave with a little water lost up to 97 percent of its beneficial antioxidants.
4: Not Enough Research
There isn’t enough research done about the risks related to the radiation from microwaves and the impact of this device on our health. It is considered to be safe just because it has not been proven harmful. Having such an attitude is quite dangerous for everyone’s health.
5: Health Problems
A direct link has been found between microwaves and illnesses like cardiac issues, cataracts, and different types of cancer.
Dr. Magda Havas states, “Our hearts are NOT shielded and our exposure to radiofrequency radiation includes not only microwave ovens but mobile phones, cell phone antennas, wireless routers, smart meters, wireless computer games, Bluetooth and wireless baby monitors.”
You need to avoid using your microwave ovens and look at their alternatives. There are several safer options to cook or warm your food. You can use an oven, toaster, or even a stove to warm your food up.
Eating raw food is also a great way to get the maximum nutrients. Eating raw food also preserves the enzymes that help your body absorb the essential nutrients.
Tips To Use The Microwave Safely
It is common knowledge that most of you will not kick your ovens out; this is why we will provide small tips so that you can use them safely.
Avoid microwaving paper, styrofoam, or plastics. Stick to glass containers. Stay away from the microwave oven when you are cooking your food. Never microwave formula or breastmilk, instead, place the bottle in warm water.
Practice these small steps and lead a healthier life on this planet.
Source: Truth Theory
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