Hey guys, how are you today? We all love microwaving and that’s a fact! Microwaves are awesome, simple and convenient cooking option for all people around the world. The microwave oven has been popular in the US for more than 30 years, virtually transforming society and how we view food.
But, now we’re going to answer the million-dollar question – are microwaves the healthiest cooking option? And the answer to the million-dollar question is – no, as there are much better options available that will ensure nutrients will remain in your food.
A microwave is a form of non-ionizing radiation. As a matter of contrast, ionizing radiation changes the electromagnetic nature of atoms, or ionizes them. This alters the way they interact with other atoms and molecules around them. X-rays, gamma radiation, and nuclear medicine (CT scans, barium swallows, and mammograms) are types of ionizing radiation. Your food is being zapped by high-frequency waves of heat, and some people argue that this radiation can be harmful to your health. As we said, according to a growing body of research, microwave ovens are dangerous to our health.
How do microwave ovens heat/cook out food?
How microwaves work – here’s what you need to know: alternating currents force atoms to reverse their polarity. This creates friction and vibrates the water inside of the food molecules causing the food to heat up.
How are microwave ovens dangerous?
The experts say that inside of your microwave there are 2.45 billion hertz which is fine, until the seal on your microwave door ages and begins to leak. And, the worst thing is that the frequency amount shown to harm the human body is 10 hertz. Be cautious and never stand near an operating microwave. You won’t know your body is being harmed by the leak until the damage is already done.
How does a microwave oven harm our bodies?