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Stay away from microwave, here’s why

Microwave has made life simpler for us but at the same time, it has also been harming us drastically. The radiations from microwave, make the food unfit to eat.

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New Delhi Updated on: March 29, 2019 12:35 IST
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Side effects of heating and cooking food in microwave

Long gone are the days, when we used to heat the food using a gas stove. Science has blessed us with microwave or oven to heat and reheat our food. However, is it a boon or a bane for us? Well, there are always two sides to a coin. The microwave has made life simpler for us but at the same time, it has also been harming us drastically.  The radiations from the microwave make the food unfit to eat.

Microwave emits radio waves which result in heating up the molecules of the food. This imposes a lot of health risk on the tissues and cells of the human body.

Here are some of the potential health risks due to the excess usage of microwave

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Migraine and insomnia

If we use the microwave in an excess amount, we often fell prey to migraine and insomnia. This is due to the exposure of the body to a high level of heat radiations.

Birth defects

Much to our surprise, the excessive usage of microwave also leads to birth defects in pregnant ladies. The radio waves emitted by oven on heating or cooking food in the microwave might lead to a deformed baby or even stillborn baby in some cases.

Low immunity

Microwave slowly kills our body immunity. It snatches away the nutrients from the food and makes it unfit to it. We only consume calories from food microwaved food.

Heart risk

Heating the food in the microwave can also pose a potential risk to the heart. The frequency of radiation from the microwave is dangerous to heart health.

Thus, we must try to avoid the excessive usage of a microwave oven.

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