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" In Every Day Use , Is The Microwave Oven a Friend or Foe"

Updated on November 2, 2009

In Every Day Use, Is the Microwave Oven a Friend or Foe"

Is the microwave worth your death. it's not worth mines.
Is the microwave worth your death. it's not worth mines.

"In every day Use, Is The Microwave Oven a Fiend or Foe"

I think 90 % of the population own and use the microwave oven. It's a convience that everyone want to have access too; but is having a microwave really a great idea?. I thought it was a good Idea until 2007, when I was at a Sun Rider meeting with a friend of mine. They had a guset speaker at the meeting; she was a doctor in health and nutrition from Russia.  She talked about preparing and eating fresh vegetables and whole grains. We got on the the subject of preparations  of these different foods and she made the comment;  what ever you do ,don't use the nmicrowave to cook your food.

Not that I us the microwave anyway to cook my food , but I wanted her explain what she meant about not using the Microwave.  She said that the Microwave was dangerous to use for cooking and that if we did ; you should a cover over everything you put into the Microwave, because of the radiation poison  that it emits. She told us that Russia was where they started making the Microwave and after long time use; found out it was causing cancer in some people. She said that they did an experiment on a green plant buy microwaving some water and after the water cooled they pour into the the flower pot with the green plant; the next day the plant was dead. She also said once the microwaves scares got started they said to ship them to The unitedStates, they will buy them and sure enough, we did.

we all bought into the idea that the microwave oven is a great thing to have. so if you have a microwave oven, please cover your food up with a plastic lead or something to protect your food from radiation and contamination. If this radiation killed a plant what will it do to us.  I know that there are people out there that  are microwave-aholic that don't think they can live without them; when it's really the other way around.  If you want to stay  alive and healthy start cooking your food with a conventional gas or electric oven ; I promise it want kill you, in fact it might even save your life.

This why I asked the question is the microwave a Friend or a Foe, and from where i Stand it appears that the microwave  oven is definitely Foe to be dealt with caution and a long handle spoon.

Benny Faye Douglass

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Just make sure you cover your food, if you're going to use it. and you are very welcome. Thank you for your comment as always. creativeone59

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      pmccray 7 years ago

      Oh my Lord..I was not aware of the danger. Thanks for the heads up

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you so much green light for your input and you r feedback. Godspeed. Creativeone59

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      green light 7 years ago

      thanks for sharing this!!

      I also came across a study from the past that the microwave tends to release free radicals on the food that goes into it. These so called free radicals are definitely foes!!!! They are like the enemies of anti- oxidants.

      I am weary too about the use of microwave.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Honey, no offense taking, I'm surely not like that. thank for your response. have a blessed day. creativeone59

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      UPStar 7 years ago

      I apologize if I sounded too defensive. I appreciate this input. If it is something I should look into, than I am glad to hear it. I haven't had a chance to research this further but I plan to. Thanks again!

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Cr8ve1 and UPStar for your continuing support and comment.Have a blessed day . creativeone59

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      UPStar 7 years ago

      I actually use my microwave a lot! I even wrote a hub recently on cooking acorn squash in it. Next I wanted to share some cooking ideas using Zip and Seals from ziploc. I really hope you are wrong! But I better look into it, eh?

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      cr8ve1 7 years ago

      I only use the microwave for reheating or for popcorn, other than that, me and my stove/oven and outside grill are the best of friends! Thanks for posting!

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Bk,,you are right I use it for heating up, I never use it for anything else. Thanks for stopping by my hub. creativeone59

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      It seems they are just good for heating and reheating. Hardly real cooking. I tend to live without one and don't miss it! I remember reading that if you have a pacemaker - you shouldn't own one of go near it. Well, it shows the radiation can reach you!

      But now that Veronica Allen mentioned popcorn - I want some. But I always do it on the stove top - in a pot with olive oil. Must run now!

      Thanks for the hub!

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Good deal, thank you for your comment and your feedback and comment. creatveone59

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      I've always wonder about this myself. It's very rare that I use the microwave (usually for popcorn) but this is a great reminder. I will cover everything though in the event I do use it. Thanks for this.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      You're very welcome Hello hello, thank you for your comment and feedback. have a blessed day. creativeone59

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      To me it is definitely a foe. I am sure the food taste bad and I can taste those ray in it. I don't think it makes any difference time wise, the warming up on the stove. Thank you for bringing this up.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Just make sure you cover what ever you're cooking or heating, Okay. thank you for your comment. you have a blessed day. creativeone59

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      Robert Ballard 7 years ago

      Didn't know this, we use that handy little oven all the time.

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