The Microwave: Friend or Foe?

The Microwave: Friend or Foe?

Do you remember the days before Facebook? Yes. I’m THAT old. Well, back in the olden days, I remember microwave_ovenreceiving one of those “please pass this on” emails. It was about a little girl and her science project. I might not remember all of the details, but here is the gist of what she did.

The Elementary School Experiment:

Step 1: Buy 3 of the exact same plants.
Step 2: Water each of them on the same schedule.

Plant #1 – water with tap water
Plant #2 – water with bottled water
Plant #3 – water with microwaved water (that had been cooled, of course)

Step 3: Watch how the plants grow over a certain period of time

Results:

Plants #1 and #2 thrived. They added inches to their heights, and had begun to grow new leaves.
Plant #3 withered and died.

Well, we all know we can’t believe everything we read in an email, right? So, my very own mother, in her infinite wisdom, decided she would repeat the experiment in her own way. Here is what she did.

The Mom’s Experiment:

Step 1: Start 3 plants from seeds, so you know where they came from, and that they are all healthy to begin with.
Step 2: Water each of them on the same schedule.
Plant #1 – water with tap water
Plant #2 – water with water that had been microwaved for 10 seconds
Plant #3 – water with water that had been microwaved for 60 seconds (and, again, cooled, of course)]

Results:

After only 2 weeks:

Plant #1 flourished. They grew in inches, began new leaves, and the roots were white, many and healthy.
Plants #2 and #3. The leaves looked healthy, but no new leaves were growing. When examining the roots, they had turned black were rotting, and certainly not growing any new ones.

So, here are my thoughts. Microwaves not only destroy the nutritional value of your food, but they also alter the chemical structure of it. This new structure effects the food AND whatever the food in feeding. It is enough to kill a plant. Do you really want to put that into your body?

Try doing what my mom did. Use the built-in microwave as the bread box. (Gluten-free, of course. But that is a topic for another day :-))

By | 2020-02-12T10:52:03-07:00 November 18th, 2015|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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