3 Scientific Reasons to Stop Using a Microwave
Removing the microwave from your kitchen and never using one again is one of the best ways to instantly start living more holistically.
In 1945, Percy Spencer discovered that microwaves could be used to heat food. What a wonderful idea! But was it necessary and safe? Over the last 70 years, microwaves have been a staple in the American kitchen, and really with the majority of people thinking they are a necessary kitchen appliance. I also had to be awakened to the reality that it's not!
Research has shown that microwaves deprive the nutrients in our food. Take a look at these data.
- When testing the nutrient content of broccoli after being boiled, steamed or microwaved, the microwaved broccoli had the least nutrient content. (17979232">17979232">17979232)
- Proteins have an important chemical structure that allows them to bind to other proteins or molecules and cause a physiological (normal) reaction to occur in the body. Without this specialized structure, they cannot do so. Microwaves were found to denature (disrupt the structure/unfold) plant proteins. (18240290">18240290)
- A mother's milk has all the nutrients and immune boosting components in it for a new baby. Microwaving it to warm it, will kill and/or restructure these nutrients for the growing baby. (9152826)
I had to rant about this yesterday on Facebook. See the video below:
Jennifer Hutchison Taylor is a herbal therapist, physiologist, author, doula, and reiki practitioner who helps women rediscover their feminine beauty and find the complete path to healing. As the founder of Beauty in Bloom, her mission is to promote generational wellness by providing natural, sustainable, and holistic health solutions for women. Beauty in Bloom exists to create a world where women are happy, healthy, and are taken back to their roots for healing. While herbs are the main tools that she uses, she combines this modality with superfood nutrition, spiritual guidance, and her rich biological sciences background to teach a powerful and revolutionary approach to holistic health.