Is Microwaved Food Healthy?
- Tuesday, 26 May 2015 22:39
Nowadays, small microwave ovens
are must-have appliance that most people have in their kitchen. Have you ever wondered if the microwaved food is healthy? If so, then you should have a look at this article in order to find the answer to your question.
Myths and truths
When it comes to the microwaved food, opinions are shared. Some say that microwaved food is healthy whereas others say that it is extremely dangerous to eat microwaved food. It has been demonstrated that the radiations that a microwave oven uses are similar with the ones that come from other devices around us. Some experts say that we are actually surrounded by this type of radiation, which is not dangerous to our health. For example, mobile phones, computers, laptops, tablets, TV’s, and other similar devices use the same radiations as a microwave oven, and this doesn’t mean that our health is affected or that we could die. Probably if we become addicted to these devices and use them most of the time we could be affected in a way or another, but in no case the microwave food can affect our health.
On the other hand, there are other people who say that the microwaved food is not healthy, but not due to the fact that a microwave uses a type of radiations, but because the fact that during the heating process the food loses most of its nutritional properties. For example, they say that vegetables are more prone to lose their nutritional properties when they are heated in a microwave oven. Due the fact that the water molecules rotate extremely fast in the microwave and in the food, it is created a molecular friction and this way the molecular structure is changed and the food you are going to eat loses most of the nutritional properties.
Other experts say that it has been demonstrated that they found in a microwaved food toxic chemicals such as xylene, benzene, BPA and toluene. They say that these chemicals derived from the containers that are usually used to heat the food and they can be extremely harmful to our health. Are you wondering what else can a microwave do? If so, then you should know that specialists also say that due to the radiations that microwave ovens produce, your heart rate can be affected. They say that this obviously happens only if you eat regularly microwaved food. As you can see, when it comes to large or small microwave ovens, opinions can be very diverse. Nevertheless, we believe that no excess is good. If you cook your food solely in the microwave, you are bound to experience some health problems at one point or another. However, if you only use it from time to time, you will probably be fine.