When it comes to microwaves there are two sides to the story. On one side there are the people who just can’t live without them, and on the other side we have the people who’d never use them thinking they’re unsafe and can cause health problems. Unfortunately, the majority of people belongs to the first group, choosing the microwave to speed up dinner time and are unaware of the health implications this bring about.
It should be mentioned that the electronic waves the microwave uses to heat up the food, cause structural damage once they pass through it. According to Hans Hertel, a Swiss scientist, eating microwave food can lead to changes in the blood. Apparently, the microwave destroys structures in the food molecules and strips the food from all its nutritive values. Meaning that the food you ingest has absolutely no nutrients left and can also cause health problems. Many mothers use microwaves to heat up breast milk for their babies when they’re in a hurry, but they should think twice before doing this. According to a research from Stanford University, microwave heated breast milk loses all of its nutrients that are so valuable for the baby and should be avoided at all costs.
Can you believe that Russia has banned microwaves since 1976 because they’ve been proven to have negative health implications, including:
- Increases your risk of brain damage and cognitive diseases
- Wreaks havoc on your immune system and makes you more susceptible to colds and the flu.
- Increases your risk of tumors
- Can cause mood swings, make you more irritable and agitated.
Microwaves are proven to have a negative effect on your overall health so much that a patient from an Oklahoma sued the hospital that gave him blood heated in a microwave. Then why are we so eager to use these appliances when we know the risk it brings. Never rush, slow down and think about the consequences. You should always think about your health first because once it deteriorates there’s no going back!