Cooking in microwave is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to fill your stomach. This cooking device has become popular in the United States over 30 years ago, and it changed the way we see cooking and food ever since.
However, there is a very interesting question regarding microwaves. In case you have been wondering whether microwaves are healthy and safe way of cooking, we have to disappoint you. In fact, microwaves are not as healthy because they don’t keep the nutrients in the food as other ways of cooking do.
Simply put, microwave is sort of non-iodizing radiation, unlike the gamma radiation, nuclear medicine (barium swallows, CT scans and mammograms), and X-rays, which are all forms of ionizing radiation. This type of radiation changes ionizes the electromagnetic nature of atoms, which in turn changes the way they interact with the surrounding atoms and molecules. When cooking in microwave, the food is literally destroyed by the extremely high heat. Some people believe that this radiation negatively affects our health, and this article deals with those effects.
Below, there are 5 most common health issues that microwave ovens cause. They are as follows:
- Loss of Antioxidants
Microwave ovens basically destroy the antioxidants found in the food, which significantly increases the risk for heart attack and cholesterol.
- Loss of Nutrients
It is already well-known fact that microwave ovens destroy the flavor of the food and thus lead to loss of nutrients.
The electromagnetic fields in microwaves affect the brain, cause damage, and thus cause sleep disturbance and insomnia.
Fatigue and obesity are yet another issue produced by microwave ovens.
Last but not least, the radiation from microwaves builds up in the organism, eventually becoming a risk factor for cancer.
Given the aforementioned things into consideration, it is evident that you need to avoid cooking in microwaves at any cost. There are other options which are far better and you should definitely be more cautious in regard to this issue.
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