Our current lifestyle has reduced us to become the slaves of technology. The physical efforts of cleaning, cooking, and washing have been replaced with the easy-to-use vacuum cleaners, microwave ovens, and washing machine respectively. But, unfortunately, what has also been replaced is our healthy lifestyle.
Microwave ovens have drastically impacted our cooking style and we find it almost impossible to live without these appliances. Convenience cooking is all we seek but let me tell you the health hazards of using microwave ovens are pretty alarming. Mentioned below are some of those ailments and health issues that you may suffer or already might be suffering from if you are addicted to microwave cooking.
Microwaves are nothing but radiation, non-ionizing radiations. Though these radiations are not as powerful to alter the properties, structure or components of something, they are still quite capable of causing physical alterations just like sun's ultraviolet rays - which are a form of non-ionizing radiations - can harm your skin and eyes.
The bitter truth is that microwave cooking can affect everyone and hence, nobody should be eating microwave cooked food. However, children, babies, pregnant mothers, sick people and even those who are already exposed to a higher level of radiation than others, should especially refrain from consuming microwaved food.
That nutritious and super healthy plate of food that you bought from the grocery store loses the maximum of its nutrient content when microwaved. The dielectric heating of microwaves causes the food to turn into a "dead food" that does no good to your body.
The water molecules present in the veggies and raw food items rotate at such a high frequency inside the microwave oven as well as in the food that it causes molecular friction and heats up the food. This results in your food's molecular structure to change and zaps the nutrients of your food.
Ready-to-eat meals and other food items that are recommended for microwave heating are wrapped in plastic containers that have been found to contain toxic chemicals like polyethylene terephthalate (PET), toluene, benzene, BPA, and xylene, says Foodbabe.
These containers when put inside microwave ovens for heating, releases carcinogens besides many other harmful toxins into your food. This toxin loaded food then enters your system when you consume it and creates havoc in your body.
When your tissues get directly exposed to microwaves, violent deformations - like that in the food - occur and may cause microwave sickness. Even living next to cell phone towers can cause similar sickness, symptoms of which are depression, irritability, headaches and dizziness, insomnia and sleep disturbances, nausea, appetite loss, frequent urination, extreme thirst, vision, eye problems, impaired cognition, weak immune system and swollen lymph nodes.
The health benefits of Vit B-12 are not unknown but what most people don't know is that microwaves negate these benefits and render the food unhealthy. A study has shown that food loses 30-40% of its vitamins when heated in a microwave.
Even the bacteria-fighting agents present in the breast milk are found to get destroyed when heated in a microwave oven. Also, breast milk when microwaved at high temperatures was found to have 18 times more E. coli growth than the un-microwaved version.
The smallest physical unit of life, biophotons, are stored in all life forms. These are transmitted by the sun in all naturally occurring foods which haven't been cooked or processed.
These biophotons contain bio-information and are partially responsible for the positive feelings like vitality and well-being. Unfortunately, microwaving food destroys the life energy in food and renders it dead. This dead food, as you can understand, does no good to us except for making us feel full.
The non-ionizing radiations of the microwaves can change the makeup of our blood. As per a Swiss clinical study, the participants who consumed microwaved food were found to have reduced red blood cells and increased white blood cells as well as cholesterol.
The frequency of radiations emitted by microwave ovens is 2.4 GHz and they are strong enough to affect the heart rate and heart rate variability to a considerable extent. These levels are though within the federal safety guidelines but can dramatically cause the heart rate to alter. If you are one of those who suffers from irregular heart beat or chest pain, then it is advisable to discontinue the use of microwave ovens immediately.
First and foremost, discontinue the use of microwave ovens with immediate effect.
Instead of heating your food in microwave ovens, plan ahead and take out the frozen food to let it thaw naturally or in a warm water bowl.
You may use a toaster or a conventional oven as better alternatives.
Switch to healthy eating and consume more of salads or raw foods which will by default help you get rid of microwave dependency.
Invest in a good product that will provide a protection against electromagnetic radiations.
After reading this, if you still turn a blind eye to the health hazards of using microwave ovens and prefer to enjoy a convenient lifestyle that is dependent on these dangerous appliances, then you are digging your own grave. Prevention is better than cure!