Here are the Top 10 Reasons to Throw Out Your Microwave adapted from Bauman College Nutrition Educator Handbook.
From the conclusions of the Swiss, Russian and German scientific clinical studies (presented in the article published yesterday), we can no longer ignore the microwave oven sitting in our kitchens. Based on this research, we will conclude this article with the following:
1. Continually eating food processed from a microwave oven causes long term - permanent - brain damage by "shorting out" electrical impulses in the brain (de-polarizing or de-magnetizing the brain tissue).
2. The human body cannot metabolize [break down] the unknown by-products created in microwaved food.
3. Male and female hormone production is shut down and/or altered by continually eating microwaved foods.
4. The effects of microwaved food by-products are residual [long term, permanent] within the human body.
5. Minerals, vitamins, and nutrients of all microwaved food is reduced or altered so that the human body gets little or no benefit, or the human body absorbs altered compounds that cannot be broken down.
6. The minerals in vegetables are altered into cancerous free radicals when cooked in microwave ovens.
7. Microwaved foods cause stomach and intestinal cancerous growths [tumors]. This may explain the rapidly increased rate of colon cancer in America.
8. The prolonged eating of microwaved foods causes cancerous cells to increase in human blood.
9. Continual ingestion of microwaved food causes immune system deficiencies through lymph gland and blood serum alterations.
10. Eating microwaved food causes loss of memory, concentration, emotional instability, and a decrease of intelligence.
Have you tossed out your microwave oven yet?
Here is an added article by Joseph Mercola.
Breaking Free of Your Microwave: A Few Basic Tips
So, what can you do to avoid microwaves? My first suggestion is to not buy one. If you already own one, then reserve its operation only for cleaning dishrags and sponges by first wetting them and them heating them for two minutes on high, which will effectively sterilize this common source of kitchen contamination.
Here are a few meal preparation tipsfor minimizing the pain of your transition into a microwave-free lifestyle:
- Try consuming the majority of your foods raw.Raw foodsgive you maximum nutritional value. A quick and easy way to consume a large amount of raw vegetablesis by juicing.
- Plan ahead. Prepare your meals in advance so that you always have a good meal available on those days when you're too busy or too tired to cook. Make soups and stews in bulk, and then freeze them in gallon-sized freezer bags or glass mason jars. Before mealtime, just take one out and defrost it in a sink of water,then reheat your meal on the stovetop.
- Try a Turbo Oven. This little workhorse is a more economical and healthful alternative to the microwave oven whenyou want to cook a meal or just reheat leftovers. The Turbo Oven allows you to prepare delicious and nutritious meals in half the time of traditional ovens.
- Consider a toaster oven or a convection oven. These make heating up leftovers easy. Use them at a low temperature — like 200-250 degrees F — to gently warm a plate of food over the course of 20-30 minutes.
You may notice that taking more time to prepare your food will transcend to other aspects of your life as well, and you'll enjoy a slower, more relaxed lifestyle than the majority of those around you. And if you are more relaxed, your stress will be lower. And lowering your stress actually improves your digestion!