I don’t know if you remember the 1970s (or 1950s) science fiction movie, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”. If not, let me explain the basic storyline: Humans are abducted and slowly replaced by alien replicas of themselves. These replicas look exactly the same as the people they’ve replaced but something is different, alien on the inside.
Essentially, this is what you’re doing when you cook your food in a microwave. It goes in as a plate of chicken, broccoli, and rice and comes out looking like exactly the same meal but something is different on the inside. The molecular structure has altered but there are no visible signs of this change.
A microwave oven provides heat by vibrating the water molecules in your food. When you cook or reheat your food in a microwave oven, those water molecules vibrate at an incredibly high speed, creating the molecular friction that heats the food. During this process, the water molecules are torn apart and deformed. The scientific name for this is “structural isomerism”.
This deformation of molecules extend to destroying the delicate molecules of the vitamins and phytonutrients in your food.
After World War II, the Russians did extensive studies on the effect of microwave cooking on the structural integrity of food. What they discovered was so staggering, they banned the use of microwave ovens in 1976. (Political changes lifted this ban and made them available again shortly thereafter).
Results in Leukocytosis in Clinical Studies
One short-term study found alarming changes in the blood of individuals who ate milk and vegetables prepared in a microwave. Each of the eight individuals immediately displayed noticeable changes in their blood chemistry. Hemoglobin levels decreased while white cell and cholesterol levels were found to be elevated.
An elevated white blood cell count, called leukocytosis, is almost always an indicator of some type of inflammation. It indicates the immune system is responding to something foreign within the body. If this type of inflammatory indicator appeared each time a subject ate microwaved food, what does that say about the effect this type of cooking has on your body over the long-term?
Leukocytosis is also an early indicator of cancer. If you have elevated white blood cell counts during your next physical, your doctor may test you for malignancy.
Introduces Carcinogenic Substances into Your Food
“Health Effect of Microwave Radiation – Microwave Ovens” written by Dr. Lita Lee outlines the damaging health effects of microwave ovens in explicit detail.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Amino acids in milk and cereal grains are transformed into carcinogenic chemicals.
- Cooking raw meat until it is sufficient for sanitary consumption causes the formation of d-Nitrosodienthanolamines, well-known carcinogens.
- The alkaloids of microwaved plants showed signs of carcinogenic chemicals.
- Simply thawing out frozen fruits converted harmless glucoside and galactoside into carcinogenic substances.
- Short-term exposure of raw and frozen vegetables to microwave radiation changed their natural alkaloids into carcinogens.
If you usually eat a relatively-healthy diet, you’re only concern is that food will turn into cancer-causing chemicals. (And trust us, that’s concern enough). But what if you’re more the fast-food or microwavable-meal type? You’re taking food that is already nutritionally-void, pumped full of chemicals, and wrapped in plastic. You then take that food and zap it in the microwave before eating it.
Congratulations, you’ve just added two more potentially cancer-causing chemicals!
A large majority of plastic containers, when heated, release a toxic chemical compound called dioxin. Even the US Environmental Protection Agency has backed the claim that this chemical is harmful by calling it a “serious public health threat”.
According to a study conducted by the California Breast Cancer Research Program: “Dioxins, widespread and persistent environmental pollutants, are a known human carcinogen and may contribute to the development of breast cancer.”
Bisphenol A (BPA), a compound found in most commercial plastic food containers, was researched in a study conducted by the University of Texas at Arlington. While BPA did not appear to trigger the development of cancer, it did appear to disrupt cells that defend against cancer growth.
Significantly Decreases Nutritional Value
Studies have shown that microwaving vegetables destroys up to 97% of their original nutritional content. This means that an entire plate of organic vegetables placed into your microwave could enter healthy and emerge as nutritionally-void as a sawdust-filled fast-food burger.
Without adequate nutrition, your immune system cannot function optimally. A strong, healthy immune system is your first line of defense in the prevention of chronic disease, including cancer.
Still there is the convenience factor of the microwave that can’t be ignored. If you need to reheat food fast a much safer option is a toaster oven. It take a little longer to reheat food than a microwave, but it’s a heck of a lot safer.
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