The Microwave Debate

Are you still using a Microwave to heat food?

We have not had a microwave in our home for years now.  I was questioned the other day as to my reasons why.

I have many reasons as to why I do not use a microwave for heating food which I will explain.

I want you to keep an open mind while reading and then see what feels true for you.  No matter what side of the debate you are questioning you can find information to support that.  I found articles stating microwaves are safe when used correctly and I found many articles stating that they are unsafe.

The World Health Organization (WHO) deems the level of radiation from microwaves is far below any amount that could cause harm.  Some people may read this and be happy with that. However, for me this does not sit right. When the World Health Organization starts talking about preventative health, healthy eating & habits, cleansing & detoxifying our bodies, natural remedies, a balanced diet, regular exercise and so on I will then be more willing and open to reading their opinion.

While having access to so much information is amazing, it can also be overwhelming. I may not understand the complete science behind microwaves and I don’t need to. I need to trust what feels right for me.

Here are some interesting points I have found and that make sense to me:

~ Chemical in plastic packaging may transfer into food which has been microwaved, which may be associated with an increased risk of cancer.

~ Many plastics contain harmful hormone-disrupting compounds such as bisphenol-A (BPA) and when placed in a microwave, harmful compounds can leak onto food.

~ Using microwaves will dramatically reduce in nutritional value of your food

~ The health benefits of vitamin B-12 are instantly negated once heated in a microwave

~ The powerful bacteria-fighting agents in breast milk are also destroyed by microwave heating

For me the bottom line is, food is best when it is fresh, prepared using appliances that don’t use radiation and kept away from harmful plastics. For me convenience is not worth sacrificing your health.  

I hope this blog inspires you to do your own research and see what resonates true for you.

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