- Food and Cooking
Will we ever STOP using our beloved Microwaves?
Microwave a short history
The microwave was invented by Dr Percy Spencer and has been a topic of controversy since it's commercial release in 1947. Standing over five foot in height and weighing more than 750 pounds. It cost a collosal amount of money selling for around $5000! For all of us english people that's around Â£3187.50 (DAMN! that's a lot of money! I bought mine for about 50 quid.)
Anyway, since then it's shrunk considerably in size and it's probably somewhat less harmful. But is it still a threat to our health? Is it safe to live off microwave Meals? Surely there is a reason why it was banned in Russia! lets find out, Here are some facts about the Microwave!
Cooks your food rapidly. (Yay fast food!)
It's Small you can take it to a holiday home.
It takes minimal effort to cook a meal in a microwave. (No Effort! Wooop!)
Can Heat up your cold food. (Although it's not recommended)
(Hot Food MMM delicous!)
Microwaved food may cause tumors in the stomach or intestine.
Regularly eating microwaved foods may cause an increase in cancerous cells in human blood.
Microwaving changes the state of your food, causing digestive disorders.
Microwave turns healthy minerals into potentially cancerous agents.
You can even get mental problems by regularly consuming microwavable products doing so might cause loss of memory, loss of inteligence and emotional problems.
Microwavable meals may cause your body to shut down its hormonal production.
The radiation the microwave emits can even deplete your immune system!
My Research and final thought
I have always heard the odd rumour of how dangerous a microwave oven can be. Also rumours about how I should eat good wholesome properly cooked food. After I conducted my research on the microwave and realised just how much you can risk it leaves me with the question, Is it all really worth it? Microwaves can offer a convenient quick solution to a long day. And after all I've never really heard of any specific fatal cases directly related to the microwave. My final verdict would be that the microwave can be a good tool when used in moderation like most things in life. Although after reading some of the cons it might make some people more cautious and look to cooking their own food more often. This can only be a good thing, after all proper cooking will always top the microwave no matter how much it advances.
Anyway I've had my Jerry Springer moment so you be your own verdict and thankyou for reading
And the question is...
Yay or Nay?