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Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Eat Microwaved Food

Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Eat Microwaved Food

It is convenient to throw some leftovers in the microwave if you are hungry, and many households use a microwave oven on a daily basis. People like the energy efficiency and fast results that can be achieved with a microwave, and it is considered a necessary appliance in the kitchen.

Even though a microwave is convenient, there are some health factors that need to be considered. Even though "official" releases have stated that microwave ovens are safe to use, researchers have uncovered evidence which shows many reasons why you should be concerned about having a microwave in your home.

Why You Should Get Rid of Your Microwave
Here are some reasons why you should get rid of your microwave oven:

  1. Long-term consumption of food heated or cooked in a microwave can lead to brain damage because it causes electrical impulses in the brain to "short out."
  2. The microwave reduces the nutrients, such as minerals and vitamins that are in the food. So, every time you eat something that came from the microwave, you are missing out on the important nutritional benefits that were available before the food was put into the microwave.
  3. When vegetables are microwaved, the minerals are changed into free radicals which can lead to cancerous activity in your body if they are consumed.
  4. Eating microwaved food can impact hormone levels in both men and women. These hormonal changes can have a compounding effect over time, and might impact many other aspects of health.
  5. Microwaving food causes by-products to be present in the food, and the human body is unable to metabolize those by-products.
  6. Some researchers have suggested that there is a link between eating microwaved food and the increase in colon cancer rates in the United States. Microwaved food might increase the risk of intestinal and stomach tumors.
  7. Eating microwaved food can impact your blood serum levels and lymph glands, which affects your immune system functions. It is possible that microwaved foods can lead to immune system deficiencies.
  8. Concentration, intelligence, memory, and emotional stability all might be negatively affected by microwaved food.

As you can see, there are a number of potential health problems that can develop when you eat food that has been heated or cooked in the microwave. Even though your food might look normal, it has been altered by radiation and it is harmful to your health.

You might want to think twice before microwaving your dinner.You might want to think twice before microwaving your dinner.

Other Lifestyle Factors that Increase the Risk of Cancer
If you want to improve your overall health and wellness, then you need to also consider other lifestyle factors that might impact your risk of cancer. Check out Unravel the Mystery, by Ann Malkmus, which is a full guide about how your lifestyle is increasing or decreasing your risk of cancer. Additionally, you might enjoy the Unravel the Mystery Recipe Book where you can find a number of recipes designed to help you minimize the risk of cancer.


  1. Write ON!
    I did this “experiment”
    I microwved 1 cup of water
    and poured it over papaya seeds in soil
    I poured the other (non-microwaved water)
    over the soil with seeds YES
    So –
    What else is new (TRUE)
    “And the truth shall set chew free”

  2. Carmen Landry July 10, 2016

    I once saw a PBS 2 hour documentary on microwaves around 10-12 years ago. The main point I came away with is that the microwave changes the molecular structure of the food (with actual footage showing it) and that when the food is done cooking it is no longer food because of this change. We immediately stopped using the microwave. Why would we put something in our body that isn’t food? Thank you for bringing this subject up for discussion.

  3. Our microwave has been banned to a closet–but we still use it occasionally for sanitizing kitchen sponge and for heating rice filled cloth tubes for occasional pain or warmth.

  4. What is the quickest, yet still healthy, way to reheat food in lieu of nuking it?

  5. Rosemary July 11, 2016

    Thanks for sharing this! I stopped using microwaves because of these reasons about 15 years ago before the dangers were well researched. I’ve successfully converted my husband, brother-in-law, and a friend from using a microwave to using a toaster oven instead. After 5 years of using our toaster oven, it suddenly stopped working and we don’t even miss using it. It’s because we can use a regular toaster for bread and everything else heats well in our regular oven or our stove top. Now I hope many more of my friends who I share this article with will also be convinced to not use their microwave anymore!

  6. Brenda Moore July 31, 2016

    Thank you for the insightful information, about microwaves. I’m considering throwing, my microwave away, thank you amen.

  7. nice article..very acceptable reason.

  8. Bola. A. Elushade August 13, 2016

    I thank God for this article. I am of the opinion that the heat generated by the microwave oven is too much for nutrients to survive. I also believe prior to any research findings that microwave oven should not be used because of the waves . I have never own one and I will never own a microwave oven. Thank you.

  9. Chersea March 21, 2018

    This article is complete garbage. Nothing, including the “studies” and claims, is cited. Microwaves add heat to food like any other cooking method. In fact, they produce less carcinogens because they use less energy than conventional cooking. Try reading articles with merit or actual studies.

    • Ray Souza May 15, 2018

      How is it completely garbage? How can you argue with the fact that radiation is the byproduct when heating your food? It literally alters the chemical makeup of food. It’s science. Why even mess with that?

  10. I first learned of Hallelujah Acres back in the ’80’s, and have always remembered how solid their evidence and advice was. It must be a God-thing that I should find this site! I’ve used our old microwave ever since my husband passed away 15 years ago, and now unable to cook and clean up as I once did. I wouldn’t even know where to start, as I use it to even heat up water and milk (didn’t you advise not to drink milk?) for my coffee. Can you help me?

    • Melody Hord July 15, 2019

      The stove top is a good option for heating. Also, water can be run through a coffee maker with nothing in the filter area.

  11. Who is the author and what scientific research supports any of this?

  12. Jordan Caleb Reed January 31, 2020

    Thank you, Chersea. Cite everything, ya’ll.

  13. Microwave doesn’t make radiation or cause the food to have dangerous chemicals

  14. Brandon Roberts February 19, 2020

    Mediocre article. As science and information it’s one star junk. As a marketing pitch and placement, well done.

  15. Piffle… Balderdash!! The microwaves cause the bonds in the water molecules to vibrate ,heating up the food. Once it is switched off there are no more “elecrtrical impulses” you have just hot food as if you heated it in the oven… crazy site!!

  16. What an incredibly ridiculous list of could’s and might’s on top of the that first item, provided with no support, explanation, or references, that food cooked in a microwave ’causes electrical impulses in the brain to “short out.” ‘

  17. sarowar April 8, 2020

    I reheated fried fish in micro-oven but after 2 minutes I found deformed fish…Its was like plastic after reheating and it was supposed to be crispy. Even I could not eat that fish fry…I also tried reheating fried egg but I got very hard egg particularly yolk part.

  18. I cannot believe the BS I just read. A basic understanding of physics would certainly help here. Microwaves are electromagnetic waves with a frequency of about 2.45 GHz and a wavelength of about 12.2 cm; in the electromagnetic spectrum, they fall before infrared light but after radio waves (Heckert 2007). In a microwave oven, microwaves are produced by a device called a magnetron. The “radiation” you seem to be so worried about is known by another scientific term called “heat”. Unless you are equally concerned with wrapping your radio in aluminum foil to reduce radio waves altering your DNA or hiding away from light, either from your kitchen lights or the sun (hint: you shouldn’t be), then I’d wager you’ll be perfectly fine popping a meal in the microwave.

  19. What researchers? Where are any sources? Be afraid of the “satanists” they actually are the real threat.

  20. Yeah, that’s a great article. Thanks for this amazing information.

  21. Kiwi-ian July 9, 2020

    One sided, misunderstood, biased, misinformed. The science does NOT support this.

    Of course MWing changes the molecular structure, it’s called cooking and using a sauce pan, frying pan, grill or oven will do the same.

    Please read up on radiation, it does not mean radio-active.

    And please do not cite discredited sites like Mercola. He’s trying to sell you stuff.

  22. Warren Harding September 17, 2020

    There’s a lot of BS in here. I’ve been a radio engineer for 40 years and I can say with confidence that one you remove something from a microwave oven there’s no radiation left.
    It might denature something in the food but whoever claimed that microwaved water produced a different result from non microwaved water is putting the blaim in the wrong place. If there really is a difference then it might be because the microwaves killed something that is beneficial to the plants.

  23. Corvine17 October 17, 2020

    To sarowar, who complained about the microwave-reheated fish and the egg — you just overcooked your food! Two minutes on high will destroy any single size portion of room temp or refrigerated food! You should have gone for 20 to 35 seconds, depending on size. Of course it also depends on how many watts your oven rates as. If you’ve no experience microwaving to reheat or cook (two very different things, by the way), you can look up advice online. We all made those mistakes when we were microwave newbies, don’t worry. Helps to get a microwave cookbook, too. Good luck!

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