Dangers of Microwave and Its Effect on Health

It is an already known fact that what you eat has a profound impact on your health. The saying “You are what you eat” is really true. Let’s not just focus on what you eat, but also on how what you eat is being prepared and its effect on your health.

Today, we are focusing on the dangers of microwaving food.


Microwave ovens can be found in most Nigerian homes, offices, cafeterias, eateries and the likes. Well, this equipment assist in reducing the struggles associated with eating stale foods as the convenience they offer is undeniable.

Microwaves ovens are kitchen appliances which are used to cook or reheat food by emitting microwaves. Microwaves are a form of electromagnetic radiation and are on the low energy end of the energy spectrum. Microwaves heat food by causing water molecules in it to resonate at very high frequencies and eventually turn to steam which your food. Most people fail to realize that while microwave can rapidly heat your food, it also can cause a change in your food’s chemical structure.

Its Effects


Microwaving food potentially destroys and depletes the life energy, rendering the food almost or completely dead and lifeless. The food’s nutritional value is lost and becomes nearly useless in terms of providing any real benefit.

Microwaving foods leads to food degeneration. These degenerative changes in nutrients caused changes in blood which could cause health problems.

The health benefits of vitamin B-12 are instantly negated once heated in a microwave. A study conducted showed that there is 30 to 40 percent loss of the vitamin when foods like raw beef, pork and milk receive microwave exposure.

Microwaves create carcinogens  in foods. When you heat up foods that are wrapped in plastics in the microwave, you can create carcinogens in the food.

Microwave frequency radiation affects the heart at non-thermal levels that are well below federal safety guidelines.

Radiations occur when microwaving foods, and these radiations are known to be harmful to health. People who have been exposed to high levels of radiation experience a variety of symptoms like

  • Insomnia and various sleep disturbances
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Vision and eye problems
  • Impaired cognition
  • Frequent urination and extreme thirst

Microwaving foods can result in the increase in cholesterol levels, decrease in the number of red blood cells, decrease in the number of leukocytes (white blood cells), decrease in hemoglobin levels which could indicate anemia.

Though the dangers of microwaves aren’t the biggest problems facing the society, they are still very prevalent and extremely easy to avoid

If you’re skeptical about this information, I suggest you at least minimize you use of the device just in case, maybe until you come to a different decision.