Friday, December 16, 2011

Microwave Cooking facts and health effects

 It's Christmas means holiday time, thought to practise some healthy food habits in these holidays. Since I was a bit busy with my college work, to finish my cooking quick  I made lot of microwave cooking these days. I was watching some of the YouTube cooking videos today, and observed that most of them involve microwaving. One comment under the more info section in the YouTube video made me to think about microwaving the food. It said that "R u teaching how to cook or how to suicide? your cooking involves lot of microwaving!!!"

I was really surprised to see that comment, because I use lot of microwave to defrost or boil my vegetables. I did some research on it and I found this wonderful site that may be useful for you too!!! Click here to go to that site. This site also shows the reference articles that have been published, i.e., it gives the scientifically proven evidence for what ever the content is mentioned on it!!!

Here are some of the key points that I learned from that site

1. Heating prepared meats in a microwave sufficiently for human consumption created:
* d-Nitrosodiethanolamine (a well-known cancer-causing agent)
* Destabilization of active protein biomolecular compounds
* Creation of a binding effect to radioactivity in the atmosphere
* Creation of cancer-causing agents within protein-hydrosylate compounds in milk and cereal grains;


2. Microwave emissions also caused alteration in the catabolic (breakdown) behavior of glucoside - and galactoside - elements within frozen fruits when thawed in this way;

3. Microwaves altered catabolic behavior of plant-alkaloids when raw, cooked or frozen vegetables were exposed for even very short periods;

4. Cancer-causing free radicals were formed within certain trace-mineral molecular formations in plant substances, especially in raw root vegetables;

5. Ingestion of micro-waved foods caused a higher percentage of cancerous cells in blood;

6. Due to chemical alterations within food substances, malfunctions occurred in the lymphatic system, causing degeneration of the immune systems capacity to protect itself against cancerous growth;

7. The unstable catabolism of micro-waved foods altered their elemental food substances, leading to disorders in the digestive system;

8. Those ingesting micro-waved foods showed a statistically higher incidence of stomach and intestinal cancers, plus a general degeneration of peripheral cellular tissues with a gradual breakdown of digestive and excretory system function;

9. Microwave exposure caused significant decreases in the nutritional value of all foods studied, particularly:
* A decrease in the bioavailability of B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, essential minerals and lipotrophics
* Destruction of the nutritional value of nucleoproteins in meats
* Lowering of the metabolic activity of alkaloids, glucosides, galactosides and nitrilosides (all basic plant substances in fruits and vegetables)
* Marked acceleration of structural disintegration in all foods.

Enjoy reading!!! Eat healthy, stay fit!!!!

Cheers,
DD







11 comments:

  1. my goodness...its shocking to know abt the cons of using microwave ovens..
    thanks for sharing the info..
    Tasty Appetite

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  2. yes jay, same here!!!!

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  3. You have a lovely space dear...Happy to follow you too..
    Thanks for sharing this info about microwave ovens...

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  4. really so tensed by reading this............very, very informative post dear........thaks 4 sharing....

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  5. its so shocking...u know my husband hates microwaved food....though i use it to though veggies or coconut gratings....i will surely try to minimise its use though i use it for few things only...thx a ton

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  6. ohh thanks dear for posting this...i didn't kno ab8 that...:)very informative dear..:)

    pls post any sweet recipe for my ongoing event yummy desserts for new year,...
    http://pran-oriya-recipies.blogspot.com/2011/12/eee.html

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  7. Last year I planned to buy a MW Oven but after reading some articles on net, I didn't buy one. I also advise my relatives not to buy it. Your post has proven me correct...

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  8. Shocking is right... shockingly inaccurate. Folks, the information here is complete nonsense,, I'm sorry to say. Now, if you never use a microwave ever again, that's fine, go forth and be happy, I say... but please do some research and don't just believe this scientific sounding mumbo jumbo...

    "1. Heating prepared meats in a microwave sufficiently for human consumption created:
    * d-Nitrosodiethanolamine (a well-known cancer-causing agent)"

    Actually, conventional cooking creates MORE nitroamines than using MicroWave

    "... Destabilization of active protein biomolecular compounds..."

    This sentence is rubbish, designed to sound authoritative. Destabilization? you mean denaturing, just like every form of cooking?

    "* Creation of a binding effect to radioactivity in the atmosphere"

    OMG... please tell me you realize how silly that statement is... this just plays on people's ignorance of how a microwave works, and the general lack of knowledge about radiation.

    "* Creation of cancer-causing agents within protein-hydrosylate compounds in milk and cereal grains; "

    Show me one shred of evidence for this statement, and I will eat my piano.


    "2. Microwave emissions also caused alteration in the catabolic (breakdown) behavior of glucoside - and galactoside - elements within frozen fruits when thawed in this way;"

    Show me one shred of evidence for this statement, and I will eat YOUR piano for dessert.


    "4. Cancer-causing free radicals were formed within certain trace-mineral molecular formations... "

    As a chemist for the last 25 years, my response is: HA HA HA HA HAAAAAA... unless someone would care to define what is meant by "trace mineral molecular formations" I am going to presume this language was borrowed from Star Trek.

    "5. Ingestion of micro-waved foods caused a higher percentage of cancerous cells in blood;"

    just one study supporting that... just one ... please?

    "6. Due to chemical alterations within food substances, malfunctions occurred in the lymphatic system, causing degeneration of the immune systems capacity to protect itself against cancerous growth; "

    again... just one...


    "7. The unstable catabolism of micro-waved foods altered their elemental food substances, leading to disorders in the digestive system;"

    clearly written by someone who has no idea what they're talking about... elemental food substances? this chemist has no idea what that is trying to mean...

    "8. Those ingesting micro-waved foods showed a statistically higher incidence of stomach and intestinal cancers, plus a general degeneration of peripheral cellular tissues with a gradual breakdown of digestive and excretory system function; "

    (a) data supporting any of this? (b) "a general degeneration of peripheral cellular tissues with a gradual breakdown of digestive and excretory system function" oh, you mean they got OLDER? yeah, time does that... hey, maybe microwaves can TIME TRAVEL...

    9. Microwave exposure caused significant decreases in the nutritional value of all foods studied, particularly:
    * A decrease in the bioavailability of B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, essential minerals and lipotrophics
    * Destruction of the nutritional value of nucleoproteins in meats
    * Lowering of the metabolic activity of alkaloids, glucosides, galactosides and nitrilosides (all basic plant substances in fruits and vegetables)
    * Marked acceleration of structural disintegration in all foods.


    #9 is refuted in many places, one here:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/17/health/17real.html

    There are dangers using micrcowaves: don't cook in the wrong type of container, don't heat up baby formula (or do it CAREFULLY), and the person who allegedly heated up blood for a tranfusion once? um, anyone with an ounce of brain wouldn't cook blood meant for a live patient...


    have a nice day!

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  9. it is really hard to believe!!!!

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