Research suggests microwaving food causes a chemical reaction that destroys essential nutrients, leading some to assert that this method of heating is one of the worst ways to prepare meals. Not only does microwaving obliterate important vitamins and plant-based (phyto) nutrients, but it molecularly deconstructs food. The result is a meal full of empty calories, free from fiber and nutrition.
Vitamins and phytonutrients are very delicate molecules that can be easily destroyed by heat, which explains why raw foods are thought to be much more nutritious. Studies show that microwaving food removes as much as 98 percent of the cancer-fighting properties of broccoli.
Microwaving is the worst way to cook foods because microwaves excite the water molecules inside whatever you’re cooking, causing heat to be formed from the inside out. This results in a cell-by-cell ‘nuking’ of the food (such as broccoli, carrots, etc.), causing the near-total molecular decomposition of the vitamins and phytonutrients that promote disease,
What’s really deceptive about microwave cooking is that the food still appears to be basically the same, but at the cellular level, it’s like a nuclear war has taken place. The actual molecular structure has been decimated. If you could see microwaved foods with a powerful microscope, you’d never eat them again because you would recognize just what a nutritional wasteland they really are.
Unfortunately, we can’t talk about food and nutrition without discussing cancer, since the three are so closely correlated. Based on data acquired between 2010 and 2012, about 40 percent of men and women will receive a cancer diagnosis during their lifetime, according to the National Institute’s of Health.
In the year 2015, an estimated 1.6 million people were expected to be diagnosed with cancer, nearly 600,000 of whom would presumably not survive the disease.
The most common type of cancer last year was breast cancer. Lung and bronchus cancer were the second most frequent, while cancer of the prostate ranked number three.
There’s no denying that cancer poses a huge threat to us all, which is why it’s so important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This, in part, can be done through the avoidance of toxins. No one can be perfect in this regard, but making small changes can have major impacts.
To minimize toxin exposure, start purchasing plant-based, chemical-free cleaning products; consume organic or homegrown whole foods; use personal care products that contain as few chemicals as possible – avoiding the most harmful ones including phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, triclosan, sodium laureth sulfate, petro-chemicals, and BHA and BHT.