by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© September 2013, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Please do not use microwave ovens. The reasons are:
1. They do much more damage to your food than regular cooking methods such as steaming, stir-frying, roasting, baking and pressure-cooking. Studies have shown that microwave ovens destroy about 96% of the anti-oxidants in foods, while steaming destroys about 16% of them.
Microwaves have an oxidant-damaging effect on all living things. Therefore, it would make sense that they would do more oxidant damage and use up the anti-oxidants found naturally in our food.
2. All microwave ovens emit harmful radiation. In fact, for safety, a person must stand at least 6 to 8 feet away from one of these ovens while it is operating. This is difficult in a small kitchen.
Much more could be said. However, this is the essence of the problems with microwave ovens. Please do not use microwave ovens for anything.