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When I moved to a new house I purchased a microwave for the sole purpose of heating up my wheat hot packs. I avoid cooking and reheating any food or drink in my microwave purely as I don’t know the consequences of doing so.

Here are 4 reasons why I don’t microwave food:

1.      Microwaves Zap Food Nutrition

Heating my food in the microwave strips away its original nutrients. What may have started as a nutritious plate of food has now evolved into “dead food” due to the dielectric heating of microwaves.

2.      Microwaves Destroy Vitamin B-12

The health benefits of vitamin B-12 are instantly negated once heated in a microwave. The shift of vitamin B-12 to an inactive form of the vitamin is found in foods during the microwave heating process. I like my B-12 to stay as nature intended it.

3.      Microwaves Create Carcinogens In Food

There is plenty of research on this one out there. When foods that are wrapped in plastic and heated in the microwave, carcinogens in the food are created.

4.      Microwaves Can Change Your Heart Rate

Microwaves can produce effects on your body instantly due to the 2.4 GHz radiation — the frequency of radiation emitted by microwave ovens. If you experience irregular heart beat or any chest pain and regularly eat microwaved food, it might be best to stop using them.