Walk into any home in America and you’ll likely find a microwave oven. The convenience of this nifty invention is undeniable. But there’s a price for convenience and it’s a costly one that you might not want to risk on your health of that of your family. So here are a couple of reasons why you might want to start cooking with a conventional stove, oven, or even a toaster oven.
1. AS YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW, IT USES RADIATION TO COOK
Think about it! It’s designed to channel a bunch of radiation into your food in order to cook it quicker than conventional ovens. Radiation! As in, your food has gone Chernobyl. So naturally, it can be harmful to you in the long run.
2. MICROWAVE WITH TOXINS
As if radiation wasn’t scary enough, most microwaveable foods come in a plastic that releases chemicals into the food it’s containing. So once you nuke that one-person lasagna, you’re getting an unhealthy dose of chemical toxins too.
3. IT TAKES THE TASTE OUT OF FOOD
A lot of meals, prepackaged or otherwise lose a lot of nutritional value when you cook it in the microwave. As a result, the radiated heating effect can also make your food taste a bit more bland.
4. MICROWAVES CAN MAKE YOU SICK
According to a recent study, if you cook a lot of your meals with a microwave, you could suffer from lower red and white blood cells, which could lead to fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, and weakness.
5. MICROWAVES ARE RADIOACTIVE
Obviously, it’s not like working in a nuclear power plant, but if you’re one of those people that likes to stand in front of a microwave while waiting for your food to cook, the radiation inside can leak and infect your cells.
6. IT CAUSES YOUR PHONES TO EXPLODE
The radiation from a microwave can cause your cell phone to explode if you’re standing too close to one while it’s on, causing you serious injuries in the process.
7. MICROWAVES RUIN MILK
Microwaves can convert amino acids into carcinogenic substances, particularly in milk and grains. In other words, you wouldn’t want to drink milk that’s been warmed up in a microwave over an extended period of time.
8. MICROWAVES DESTROY BREAST MILK
Your milk-hating microwave will destroy the Vitamin B-12 in your breast milk. But overall, a study has shown that foods heated in a microwave lose 40 percent of their nutritional value.
9. MICROWAVES CAN AFFECT YOUR HEART
Microwaves give off 2.4 GHz of radiation whenever you use one. So if you’ve ever experienced chest pain when you were near a microwave, it’s because it can actually change your heart rate.
10. MICROWAVES CAN MAKE YOU GO BLIND
Naturally, most of us don’t hover around microwaves trying to absorb its radiation on purpose, researchers have found that microwaves can cause cataracts resulting from the radioactive emissions it releases while cooking.