Sunday, December 4, 2011

To Microwave or Not To Microwave? by Robert D. Franklin

Extensive research was conducted in both Switzerland and Russia on microwaved foods and the effects they have on the body. The studies concluded that microwaving foods significantly deteriorated the nutrient value of the food, distorted protein molecules in the food, and created new, radically unnatural compounds. But most alarming was that the health of those subjects deteriorated from eating the microwaved foods.

Their findings included:

* Blood hemoglobin (the extremely important oxygen-carrying component of the blood) decreased significantly after eating microwaved foods.

* White blood cell count rose, (as it does in response to an infection).

* LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) increased, and HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol) decreased.

* Carcinogenic (cancer-causing) agents in foods increased.

* Higher incidence of digestive system cancers.

The Russian scientists found the microwave oven significantly scary enough to actually ban its use--up until recently.

When food is cooked in a microwave oven, it has:

* Significantly less B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, essential minerals and fats.

* Broken down and de-natured proteins.

* Loss of vital enzymes and phytochemicals.

And here is a really interesting study—done on grain germination:

The grain watered with microwaved (and cooled) water would not not even germinate or grow! It’s pretty obvious that microwaving changed the water chemically and destroyed its ability to nourish a plant.

Well, maybe it's okay to just heat leftovers in the microwave oven once in a while. NO!

Actually, food heated in a microwave is heated unevenly creating super-heated spots and cool spots. Those cool spots may actually harbor bacterial growth such as salmonella, and you end up with food poisoning.

In addition, when you use plastic containers or plastic wrap in contact with your food, you end up getting all sorts of nasty chemicals like di(ethylhexyl)adepate, or DEHA, (a carcinogen), Bisphenol-A or BPA (a cancer-causing agent in plastics) and xenoestrogens (synthetic estrogens) in your food!

In one recent study, it was found that carcinogenic ingredients in plastic wrap were 10,000 times the FDA limit for safety!

Exposure to BPA, used in the manufacture of polycarbonate and other plastics, has been shown to cause reproductive problems and erectile dysfunction, and has been linked with cardiovascular disease and diabetes in humans.

Xenoestrogens are really nasty synthetic estrogens that seem to show up everywhere. In men, xenoestrogens can cause low sperm counts and feminization (like the dreaded “man boobs”) and breast cancer and reproductive problems in women. Xenoestrogens promote weight gain around the belly and chest in men, and in women, it shows up as fat in the butt, hips, thighs and the back of arms.

So, in addition to being really unhealthy, microwaved foods can make you fat!