The Dangers Of A Microwave Oven
Have you noticed that food tastes worse when reheated in the microwave? Microwaves super heat water molecules in foods with radiation and damage important nutrients in the food. When you are eating food from the microwave, it is considered dead food. This means eating these foods takes more energy to digest than the food gives you. Since the natural nutrients have been destroyed your body doesn’t recognize the food. When your body takes in these unrecognizable radiated foods, it creates stress on the body and causes inflammation. If you want to become healthier and be able to enjoy your food and leftovers more, I recommend using the oven or stove instead. I notice a huge difference in the taste of my food, and how I feel after I eat my food, when I avoid the microwave. You may have heard, “You are what you eat”, if you eat damaged or toxic foods then you will end up feeling sick and full of toxins. If you feel like you must reheat your food at work, there are alternatives. I used a food thermos when I went to work at a call center, and it worked great. There is no time like the present to make a move towards a healthier lifestyle. You are awesome and naturally healthy, don’t hold yourself back with a toxic lifestyle.
Below is a link to a interview with nutritionist and best selling author Julie Daniluk who visits CTV news to discuss the dangers of cooking with microwaves
Below are a bunch of links to sources backing up what Julie Daniluk is saying in her interview.
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