With the everyday hassles and schedules we have, it may be hard to have the time to cook a full course meal. So many times we turn to using the microwave. However, this method is not very healthy. There are much better ways to cook the food than to use microwaves. They actually take the nutrients of the food.
How Does a Microwave Work?
Microwaves are a form of a non-ionizing radiation. Thus, the food is zapped by high-frequency waves of heat. This way the microwaves channel the heat into the molecules inside the food. This means that the microwaves use radiation when they cook the food and this can be very harmful to our meals.
Health Conditions Caused by Microwaves
Poor Immune System
Lowered Resistance to Bacterial Infections
Decrease in Hemoglobin
Decrease in White Blood Cells
How is the Food Damaged by the Microwave?
The microwave, as previously mentioned, has an effect on the food that we consume. Some studies have proven that if you prepare food in the microwave, it will kill the flavor of the food and decrease the nutrients. What is more, it will degrade and deform the molecules of the food, thus, creating dangerous unwanted radioactive compounds. Plus, it will destroy the antioxidants in the food as well.
Due to the fact that the microwave exposes you to harmful levels of electromagnetic fields which can penetrate your body and cause health issues, our advice would be to avoid using it. You should instead consider other cooking options, like using a regular oven which would not be that harmful to your health.