25 Scary Reasons Never To Microwave Your Food.
We all know what kind of danger comes with using microwaves. We mostly ignore them because they are such a convenience in our everyday lives but ignoring the facts doesn’t make them go away.

The very fact that each time a microwave is used it releases radiation into the air is scary. It’s something that most of us are not aware of. It’s also something we choose to ignore so we can have that hot cup of coffee in 90 seconds or heat up a meal in just two or three minutes.

Here are some other things that you may or may not know, should you choose not to ignore them.

#1. Just because it's been around for a long time doesn't mean it's good.

The microwave has been around for more than thirty years now. It is as much a part of every day life as breathing is. That doesn't mean it is good for you though.

Just because it's been around for a long time doesn't mean it's good.

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#2. It uses radiation to cook your food.

The little oven can cook even the most frozen of food in a quick manner. It uses radiation though and that obviously can be dangerous to you.

It uses radiation to cook your food.

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#3. It's quick and simple but has a price.

It makes everyday life go by faster and easier. Just like anything else that does that though, it does have a price to pay.

It's quick and simple but has a price.

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#4. How about some toxins to go with dinner?

Nothing goes better with chicken nuggets than some nice chemical toxins right? Many microwave foods come in a plastic that give off chemicals into the food it's containing, once it gets hot.

How about some toxins to go with dinner?

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#5. The radiation can cause chemicals to be absorbed by the food.

The food gets so hot that it softens up and allows these chemicals to enter inside of it. Then you unknowingly eat the food and think it's good for you.

The radiation can cause chemicals to be absorbed by the food.

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#6. X-rays, gamma radiation and nuclear medicine oh my!

These are types of ionizing radiation and they are all inside your microwave. When the heat is generated inside the radiation comes with it and isn't good for the body.

 X-rays, gamma radiation and nuclear medicine oh my!

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#7. It also takes a lot of the good taste out.

A lot of foods get so hot that they lose the nutrients and other vitamins that are in the food. A microwave not only cooks the food but cooks it too much.

It also takes a lot of the good taste out.

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#8. Eating a lot of microwaved food can lead to serious health risks.

A person that eats a lot of food cooked in microwaves can suffer from lower red blood cell count and fewer white blood cells. A study once showed a direct link between the two.

Eating a lot of microwaved food can lead to serious health risks.

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#9. A lot of the good taste is left behind.

As mentioned a moment ago, the heat that foods endure inside a microwave can ruin it. The nutrients can be destroyed during the cooking process.

A lot of the good taste is left behind.

#10. Steaming is a better option.

Steaming your food will leave a lot of it in tact. It will also leave all of those nutrients and vitamins right where they belong.

Steaming is a better option.

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#11. There is actually a microwave sickness.

There is actually a microwave sickness. It's defined as “It’s (Microwave sickness) first signs are low blood pressure and slow pulse. The later and most common manifestations are chronic excitation of the sympathetic nervous system (stress syndrome) and high blood pressure. This phase also often includes headache, dizziness, eye pain, sleeplessness, irritability, anxiety, stomach pain, nervous tension, inability to concentrate, hair loss, plus an increased incidence of appendicitis, cataracts, reproductive problems, and cancer. The chronic symptoms are eventually succeeded by crisis of adrenal exhaustion and ischemic heart disease (the blockage of coronary arteries and heart attacks).”

There is actually a microwave sickness.

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#12. Russians banned microwaves after studies.

The Russians banned the use of microwaves after conducting several in depth studies. Eventually the ban was lifted because the public wanted them and they won out.

Russians banned microwaves after studies.

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#13. All of the good in food is depleted.

Foods have a life energy in them. This is what gives you all of the good stuff and benefits from what's in them. But all that is lost once cooked in the microwave.

All of the good in food is depleted.

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#14. Microwaves leak radiation.

Microwaves leak radiation. Nothing more than that really needs to be said. There really is no way to stop it from happening.

Microwaves leak radiation.

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#15. Putting milk in the microwave yields nasty results.

When milk and grains were microwaved, it resulted in carcinogenic substances being formed through the conversion of amino acids. In other words, you wouldn't want to drink it.

Putting milk in the microwave yields nasty results.

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#16. Microwaves can destroy breast milk.

Breast milk, along with Vitamin B-12 are destroyed when put in a microwave. Studies showed a 40% or more loss of the vitamin in any type of food that was heated in a microwave.

Microwaves can destroy breast milk.

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#17. If you must use one be sure it's a decent microwave.

If you spend the extra money on a good microwave you can reduce the amount of radiation that is released in your home. But the food you put in it will still be ruined.

If you must use one be sure it's a decent microwave.

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#18. Microwaves can change heart rate.

Microwaves give off 2.4 GHz of radiation every time they are used. This is enough to actually change the heart rate inside your body. If you ever have any kind of chest pain near a microwave, you should immediately get away from it.

Microwaves can change heart rate.

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#19. Microwaves can catch fire.

Any microwave can catch on fire. You've seen what these things can do when used for long amounts of time. Use a bag of microwave popcorn for an example if you want to see. Those go up in flames all the time.

Microwaves can catch fire.

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#20. Microwaves can change your blood.

Not only does your food change when put in the microwave, but your blood can change as well. The radiation that is used on the food can alter the number of red blood cells in your body.

Microwaves can change your blood.

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#21. Plastic inserts toxins into your food.

The plastic pieces that hold most microwave foods release toxins into your food when heated up. They get soft and give off some nasty stuff, right into your food.

Plastic inserts toxins into your food.

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#22. Microwaves can cause cataracts.

While a lot of the research about microwaves is disputed, one thing is not. Nearly all researchers agree that microwaves cause cataracts.

Microwaves can cause cataracts.

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#23. Leave the room when cooking with a microwave.

It's always best when you are microwaving some food to just leave the room until it's done. It's never a good idea to let kids near them either.

Leave the room when cooking with a microwave.

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#24. They can get quite messy.

For some reason they are the one thing in the house that nobody ever wants to clean. That leads them to become some of the nastiest areas inside your home.

They can get quite messy.

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#25. You should dispose of your microwave.

The bottom line is that while microwaves help us in every day life, they are actually really bad for our bodies. They should be tossed into the garbage and never used again.

You should dispose of your microwave.

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Sources: Medical DailyNatural Society

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