Microwaves have become a staple in many households due to their speed of heating up foods. There are not enough studies to show direct correlations with health and eating foods prepared in a microwave. However, we do know that microwaving foods can damage some of the vitamins and healthy oils. Researchers have found that microwaves damage the water found in food and can affect people standing near them during use, due to the microwave frequencies.
Healthier alternatives to heating up food is to use the oven or a small toaster oven. We prefer to use the toaster oven and will sometimes heat up the food directly on the plate that we eat off of. This saves dishes and helps to keep the food hot longer. It does take longer, but just requires a little extra planning. If I'm having leftovers, I will be warming up the main course while I prepare a fresh salad and set the table.
It is best to avoid using the microwave whenever possible. We decided to remove ours from the cabinet, and instead placed a basket to hold kitchen towels. You could put in shelves to store cookbooks or extra space for dishes. If your microwave sits on the counter - instant counter space!
Part of keeping your body in balance is checking your pH. Strips can be ordered online and this can be done using saliva or urine. The pH level is very important in the body because there is a range where minerals are absorbed readily. Also, acidic levels in the body promote illness.
Unfortunately, all microwaved foods, among many other items are acidic to the body. This means when you eat these foods, they lower the pH level of your body. Try to eat as many alkaline foods as possible.
Heather Brooks, Marketing Manager & Blog and Administrative Assistant
None of these posts have been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to cure, treat, or diagnose any disease. As with any medical concerns, always consult your medical professional before trying any of the ideas presented on this blog. All information has been obtained from various sources and personal experiences.