Sunday 15 April 2012

**The Hidden Hazards of Microwave Cooking**

This is THE one topic that is important to me and weighs heavily on my mind.

I have been spreading and talking and discussing it as far as possible in my friend’s circles, meetings, gatherings, of course there are always pro and contra views about it, but the more one informs itself and takes serious interest to find out the truth, we realize what harm we have been doing to ourselves and our families over the years!
I have taken part in seminars regarding this theme and I must say I wish I could write all what all came in my knowledge, I will surely share whatever I can as I have translated most of it so hope it will make sense somewhere : )

                                                “You are what you eat”

 You have to understand what Micro “RAY” is

The German invented the first microwave-cooking device to provide mobile food support to their troops during their invasion of the Soviet Union in World War II

These first microwave ovens were experimental. After the war, the US War Department was assigned the task of researching the safety of microwave ovens.

But it was the Russians who really took the bull by the horns.
After the war, the Russians had retrieved some of these microwave ovens and conducted thorough research on their biological effects. Alarmed by what they learned, the Russians banned microwave ovens in 1976!! Microwaving distorts and deforms the molecules of whatever food or other substance you subject to i..

                       "How Your Microwave Actually Heats Your Food"

 Microwaves are a form of electromagnetic radiation—waves of electrical and magnetic energy moving together through space. EM radiation ranges from very high energy (gamma rays and x-rays) on one end of the spectrum to very low energy (radio waves) on the other end of the spectrum

 Microwaves are on the low energy end of the spectrum, second only to radio waves. They have a wave length of about 4.8 inches—about the width of your head.

Microwaves are generated by something called a magnetron (a term derived from the words “magnet” and “electron”), which is also what enabled airborne radar use during WWII. Hence the early name for microwave ovens: radar ranges.

A magnetron is a tube in which electrons are subjected to both magnetic and electrical fields, producing an electromagnetic field with a microwave frequency of about 2,450 megahertz (MHz), which is 2.4 gigahertz (GHz).

Microwaves cause dielectric heating. They bounce around the inside of your oven and are absorbed by the food you put in it. Since water molecules are bipolar, having a positive end and negative end, they rotate rapidly in the alternating electric field. The water molecules in the food vibrate violently at extremely high frequencies—like millions of times per second—creating molecular friction, which heats up the food.
If the food or object place in the microwave had no water it would not be able to have this resonance heating type effect and would remain cool

Structures of the water molecules are torn apart and forcefully deformed. This is different than conventional heating of food, whereby heat is transferred conventionally from the outside, inward. Microwave cooking begins within the molecules where water is present.
Contrary to popular belief; micro waved foods don’t cook “from the inside out.” When thicker foods are cooked, microwaves heat the outer layers, and the inner layers are cooked mostly by the conduction of heat from the hot outer layers, inward.
(My input: Many must have noticed how fast your food becomes cold after u have heated it in the micro wave for 10-15 minutes, the rice gets harder and dried up, the bread get stiffer and the liquid has a skin on it which is usually “DARK”)

 Since not all areas contain the same amount of water, the heating is uneven.

Microwaves heat food by causing water molecules in it to resonate at very high frequencies and eventually turn to steam which heats your food. While this can rapidly heat your food, what most people fail to realize is that it also causes a change in your food’s chemical structure.

“Even when the microwave oven is working correctly, the microwave levels within the kitchen are likely to be significantly higher than those from any nearby cellular phone base-stations. Remember also that microwaves will travel through walls if the microwave oven is against an inside wall.”

The handful of studies that have been done generally agree, for the most part, that microwaving food damages its nutritional value. Your microwave turns your beautiful, organic veggies, for which you’ve paid such a premium in money or labor, into “dead” food that can cause disease
(My input: Dead food means your body cells are being fed with them and you are getting NO nutritive substance it’s only like eating an empty husk! )

                                                "Microwave Sickness"

When your tissues are directly exposed to microwaves, the same violent deformations occur and can cause “microwave sickness.”

People who have been exposed to high levels of microwave radiation experience a variety of symptoms, including:

 Insomnia, night sweats, and various sleep disturbances
Cancer in mostly women such as:
Bowel cancer!
Headaches and dizziness
Swollen lymph nodes and a weakened immune system
Impaired cognition
Depression and irritability
Nausea and appetite loss
Vision and eye problems
Frequent urination and extreme thirst

There is a good amount of data emerging that people are suffering, to various degrees, these kinds of symptoms from living next to cell phone towers and other high-frequency radiation emitting antennas, which emit microwaves around the clock.

You really CAN survive without microwave—people are living quite happily without one, believe it or not. You just have to make a few small lifestyle adjustments, such as:

 Plan ahead. Take your dinner out of the freezer that morning or the night before so you don’t end up having to scramble to defrost a 5-pound chunk of beef two hours before dinner time.
Make soups and stews in bulk, and then freeze them in gallon-sized freezer bags or other containers. An hour before meal time, just take one out and defrost it in a sink of water until it’s thawed enough to slip into a pot, then reheat it on the stove.

A toaster oven makes a GREAT faux-microwave for heating up leftovers! Keep it at a low temperature — like 200-250 degrees C — and gently warm a plate of food over the course of 20-30 minutes (Preheating time included). Another great alternative is a convection oven. They can be built in or purchased as a relatively inexpensive and quick safe way to heat foods
Prepare your meals in advance so that you always have a good meal available on those days when you’re too busy or too tired to cook.

Try eating more organic raw foods. This is the best way and improves your health over the long run.

 I hope I could give you at least “1 minute “to think about this….

Remember we owe this to our families and our innocent children to provide them with healthy food!!
I can recommend you all some books, buy if you can and read them!
I can only give you all food for thought, rest depends how one has to get the knowledge himself as this is what i did, am doing and will do Insha’Allah :)

"A Handy Way to Cook Your Brain.What's the Damage From Philip Day
   (every one SHOULD read this book)

More of Philip day's notable books;

"Health Wars"
"Why we are still dying to know the truth"
"Food for Thought" 'Fabulous Food That Won't Kill You'


  1. Thanks for providing so much info. I knew it was not good for health but did not know about so many reasons

  2. Thank you dear Gheza e shiriin( Humi) I am glad i could share this info with you all :)