According to studies, the microwave oven destroys the nutritional value of food, seeking the destruction of the same vitamins and phytonutrients that prevent diseases and provide health. Previous studies have shown that up to 98% of the cancer-fighting nutrients in broccoli, for example, are destroyed by microwaves.
The microwave oven removes the nutritional value of food
It must be understood why the nature of vitamins and phytonutrients (nutrients of plant origin) must be respected and valued.
These are very delicate molecules that are fragile, they are easily destroyed by heat, so raw or steamed foods contain more nutrients than cooked foods.
Carotenoids, antioxidants and other molecules like DIM (in broccoli) or anthocyanins (in purple corn) are easily destroyed by microwave energy.
Microwave ovens destroy your food at the cellular level
Microwaving isn't really the best way to cook food because microwaves excite the water molecules inside what is being cooked, causing heat to build from the inside out.
This results in an attack at the cellular level in foods (such as broccoli, carrots, etc.), causing the almost total molecular breakdown of vitamins and phytonutrients in these.
Cooking with a microwave is really practical. In essence it is a way of cooking or heating food that is practical, but to say that it is a healthy way is to act with a lack of knowledge that is worth clarifying before making this oven part of your kitchen utensils.
While steaming vegetables is actually a good method for some vegetables to help keep certain nutrients more bioavailable, the microwave destroys food from the inside out on a cellular level.
Where is the damage with the microwave oven?
What's confusing about using microwaves is that the food still seems to be basically the same, but at the cellular level, it's like a nuclear war has taken place.
Remember, if you are someone who cooks a large amount of your food with microwaves or all, inevitably, you may not be taking advantage of the nutritional value of the food and in the medium or long term, that can lead to diseases due to significant nutritional deficiencies.
We can use the microwave in a practical way, not daily, that generates a bit of balance in its use and damage can be minimized.
Everything with measure is better.
If you want to eat in a healthy way, make sure that an important part of your diet is based on raw plants. It is fine to eat some vegetables steamed, fried or grilled, but when it comes to grilling food, avoid burning it, because all the burned parts contain toxic, carcinogenic chemicals that promote colon cancer.
Eating foods rich in vitamin C and amino acids can increase the levels of hyaluronic acid and collagen in the body as both are important for skin. Foods such as oranges, red peppers, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and strawberries are all rich in vitamin C.