microwave cooking is not healthy...

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  1. SparklingJewel profile image75
    SparklingJewelposted 8 years ago

    not only does it destroy the nutrient values...

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic … zards.aspx

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Excessive heat does destroy nutrients.
      I ONLY cook with the microwave.
      Use a lower heat and increase cooking time.
      There is no problem at all cooking food with lower temps.
      Man has been cooking over fire for many ,many millenia.
      The microwave just produces heat.
      Use it wisely.
      I even poach eggs in the microwave.
      Practice makes perfect.

    2. nikki1 profile image61
      nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Possibly use your microwave to slow cook your meals/food with a lid. To protect it from the high heat/. Depending on what you are cooking. There are microwavable cook ware on the market that can help. Its just not recommended looking at your food cooking with the high lighting inside. It can damage your sight. The power can also mess up your blow up your cell phone as well. With the high frequency.

  2. MikeNV profile image78
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    It just kills the food.  So you eat dead food.

    Most anything that processes food will kill the true nutritive value of the food.

    While I appreciate what Mercola does to help bring issues to light... in my view he is money grubbing scum.  Everything he does has a dollar value attached to it.  His recommendations are based on what he can profit from not what is the best product for the purpose.

    He takes other peoples work then has his staff post it so he can make a few comments.

    He also bases much of what he says not on research but opinion.

    Microwaves are certainly not something that is going to benefit the nutritional value of food... but they have been around a very long time and people are not dropping dead from using them.

    You can not escape radiation.  Whether you have a microwave or not you are blasted by cell phone signals, television signals, Wi fi, etc.  Your home is alive with radiation of all kinds whether you have the equipment to utilize it or not.

    FYI:  I do not use a microwave, and I support what Mercola is publishing here... I just don't personally like the guy or his tactics.

  3. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    I stopped using microwave ovens completely a few years ago smile

    1. Origin profile image60
      Originposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's hard to stop when you want a warm meal and you need to leave for work in 5 minutes. tongue

      1. Misha profile image70
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        When you know you don't have this easy way out, you just start planning a tad better. Not a big deal, really. smile

    2. edguider profile image66
      edguiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Same here, I even gave mine away to my friend, I only use the oven to heat now

  4. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Origin, maybe better initiative from those who plan, might be helpful, so that that occurrence does not happen. hmm wink

  5. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Actually, microwaves cook things from the inside out. Therefore, yeah, practice is required, but does not make the food any healthier. wink

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Healthy cooked food?
      Didn't ya mean "healthful?"
      Just pullin' ' yer leg!  ...:-)

  6. SparklingJewel profile image75
    SparklingJewelposted 8 years ago

    cooking food from the inside out is not healthy...it's not natural..the molecules get all screwed up...that is not healthy!

    microwaves destroy any natural integrity of the food...we are what we eat!

    and if one has a spiritual
    perspective...the food is dead and has no "living" substance/light/chi/energy/God substance...is perverted...that affects us

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Jewels, you know I like dispelling misconceptions and I'd like to give you a clue about something? hmm

      Human spirituality only has two things to regard - love and compassion.

      It has nothing to do with the food we eat. yikes

      1. SparklingJewel profile image75
        SparklingJewelposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        ...only to those of limited perspective that believe they are separate from the universe...smile

        1. Beth100 profile image73
          Beth100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          This is about food, specifically microwaving, not spiritual viewpoints!! 

          And with that, there are only two emotions:  love and fear.

    2. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      1.  Cooking food at all is not natural (unless you have a built-in stove in your throat).  Molecules get screwed up?  Microwaves energize the H-O bond, which immediately returns to the lower level emitting heat.  They don't "screw up" molecules.

      2.  Natural integrity of food?  What in the world is THAT?

      3.  All MY food is dead; personally I find it perverted to eat living animals.  Even my plant based food has usually been out of the ground long enough to die.

      1. SparklingJewel profile image75
        SparklingJewelposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        ...you might study "prana" in Hinduism...old texts...to get a sense of "living food" that has integrity...smile

  7. Beth100 profile image73
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    I never use microwaves.  The microwaves actually "jiggle" the molecules of the food, eventually the bonds between them break (simple chemistry), thus creating new bonds and a new product.  It may look and feel the same, but it no longer is the same food.  The new bonds within the food have proven to be carcinogenic when we consume and break it down further.  On the other hand, many of the foods we consume already contain carcinogenic ingredients.  Double whammy!  No thanks!

  8. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I have my concerns about the microwave oven, but pretty much most ways you cook anything does something to take away the nutrients.  That leaves fresh fruits and vegetables, which is great - but then you get into the thing where you're worried about not being able to effectively get rid of any bad stuff by washing them, so there's that issue with fresh fruits and vegetables.  (E.coli shows up in some batch of produce every so often, but that's not the only contaminant to think about.)

    Cooking something well enough gets rid of bacteria, so it just seems like a trade-off to me.  I'd rather have nutrition-reduced carrots from the microwave oven than "E.coli carrots" from the refrigerator - but maybe that's just me.  smile  I don't know....    There's only so much wheel-spinning I want to do about food.  I don't think worrying and wheel-spinning over every little food issue is the healthiest thing to do either.  hmm


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