Make it One of Your New Years Resolutions to Ditch the Microwave!

I have to admit that I have been procrastinating about writing this article for over a year! I have a confession to make. Even though I know better, as a busy mother with two children, when I am in a rush I use the microwave! Because there is nothing worse than a hypocrite, I knew when I wrote this article it would be the end of the microwave in my house. The days of heating up dinner in 5 minutes were gone!

There is really nothing worse that you can do to your food than to microwave it! When we microwave food, we literally change the molecular structure of that food. The human body cannot recognize, therefore, understandably has a hard time metabolizing and digesting the unknown by-products created in a microwave.

Not only are we not able to assimilate and absorb the minerals, vitamins and nutrients in that food but microwaving food literally strips food of its nutritional value decreasing it by 60-90% in some cases as well ascreating carcinogens.

In addition, female and male hormones can be shut down or altered by microwaving food. With all of the reproductive problems our generation has had, I have to wonder whether the microwave is not a factor. Continually eating food heated in a microwave can possibly cause “shorting out” electrical impulses in the brain. Some even claim that using microwaves might possibly increase the incidence of cancerous tumors and growthsand be a contributing factor in the rising incidences of cancers such as colon cancer, leukemia, breast cancer and the like.

Over 90% of Americans have microwaves in their homes. In some homes, people have even stopped using traditional ovens and solely cook their food in microwaves. Store (even ones that promote healthy living such as Whole Foods) sell prepackaged vegetables ready to microwave in the plastic bags (the dangers of heating up food in plastic is better left for another article) and unbeknownst to us customers, many restaurants use microwaves in their kitchens as well.

My mother told me about how many of her friends smoked when they were pregnant with us. (And, we are ok, right?) Well, I don’t think most people are using microwaves for convenience knowingly sacrificing their health and that is why I want to get this information out. Personally, I knew the information was out there but even I was just not ready to face it.

So, did you know that microwaves are actually just radiation ovens? Of course, the manufacturers don’t want to tell you that so they call it by its nice appealing name, “Microwave oven.” Microwaves are a form of electromagnetic energy, much like a radio or light wave, that are very short waves that travel at the speed of light (186,282 miles per second.) Every microwave contains a magnetron, which is a tube in which electrons are affected by magnetic and electic fields to produce micro wavelength radiation around 2450 Mega Hertz or 2.45 Giga Hertz.

Food and water molecules have positive and negative polarity just like a magnet. When we microwave our food, the radiation interacts with the molecules in our food changing the polarity from positive to negative millions of times each second in a process called ionization. All this agitation within the food causes friction, which damages the molecules tearing them apart and deforming them and creates heat.

So, your food is hot, but at what cost? Most times we can’t really tell the quality of the food has been affected. But, have you ever left pasta or some other food in there for too long and been left with a rubbery mess? Whether you can taste it or not, the food that you put in the microwave to heat up is NOT the same food that you put in. How do we know how this affects our bodies in 5 years, in 10 years, in 20 years? How does this affect our children’s growing bodies. Fact is, we don’t know. But, why take the chance!

Hard to believe, but it gets scarier… do you know who created the microwave? The Nazi’s created the microwave for use in their mobile support operations when invading Russia. After the war, the Allies discovered documents related to the microwave, which are now classified with the United States War Department. The Russians also obtained the research and it should be no surprise that the Soviets banned the use of microwave in 1976 issuing a warning on the health hazards, both biological and ecological, of the microwave! But, why haven’t we?

You can come to your own conclusions but as a mother of two beautiful children, I am steering clear of the microwave and am giving mine away!

1 Comment

  • luther
    July 30th, 2014 at 11:11 am



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