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IN Health & Fitness ON 01 Sep, 2016
If you're somebody who loves to reheat last night's dinner for today's breakfast then you probably love to use your microwave way too much. It easily allows you to consume hot food without actually cooking it, so what could be the problem? Well, as the name suggests, the microwave emits 'waves' that could cause harm to the body in the long.
By consuming microwave food and being around the microwave while it heats your food could prove to be harmful to your general health. We bet you didn't know that the usage of the microwave can cause these diseases.
Microwaves give out ionizing radiation when they are in use, and they prove to be harmful to anybody standing in the vicinity of a working microwave.
Although you can reheat your food within minutes, but the food is also zapped with high-frequency of harmful waves. Let's check out some of the diseases microwaves can cause.
Sleep disturbances will be the first effect of microwave usage that you'll notice in your body. Facing difficulty in falling asleep or waking up frequently during the night can be some of the symptoms of excessive microwave usage.
The microwave will definitely heat your food for you, but that doesn't mean that food will be nutritious anymore. Due to the radiations, there is a depletion of nutrients present in the food so you'd be left with nothing nourishing in your food.
Another effect of the microwave is fatigue and tiredness. You will barely be able to get through the time without pumping your body with caffeine. It could also result in undue obesity.
Any device that emits harmful radiations or high-frequency waves poses a danger for cancer. The radiations accumulate in our bodies over time and can finally result in cancer.
While heating up your food, it wipes out the essential antioxidants that are needed by your body. Antioxidants are found in fresh foods that help to regulate various functions of the body and keep the blood running.
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