Get two new free healthy recipes each week. Sign Up

Microwave: Friend or Foe?

mr

The first time I ever heard that using a microwave was “bad for you” was a few years ago, in a little health food shop.  I was explaining to the store clerk how I make a certain recipe, and when I got to the part about using the microwave, she turned white as a ghost and literally screamed at me: “DO NOT use the microwave!  It is the devil!  It can kill you!” (She went on and on.)

Her creepy outburst didn’t cause me to stop using “the devil” (It did, however, cause me to stay away from that store!)  But it opened my eyes to the possibility that microwaves might not be as safe as I’d thought.

So are microwaves harmful?

Some studies say they are.  However, some studies say coffee is bad, some studies say soy is bad, some studies say using cell phones causes cancer.  Then there are other “some studies” that say all of this isn’t true.  People use microwaves every day—people like my great grandma who lived to be over 100.  (But then again, my grandma only used microwaves for a very short period of her life, as they obviously hadn’t yet been invented when she was a young girl.)

What to believe?

One could drive oneself crazy trying to figure it all out!  And that’s not healthy either.  So until there is conclusive evidence that microwaves are dangerous, I’m going to look out for my mental health/sanity first and keep using mine.

What are your thoughts on the safety of microwaves? 

Debate me, debate each other, debate yourself if you wish… just keep it respectful (i.e. don’t turn into the scary lady from my story).

No ratings yet.

Rate this recipe

Published on December 16, 2009

Meet Katie

Chocolate Covered Katie is one of the top 25 food websites in America, and Katie has been 
featured on The 
Today Show, CNN, 
Fox, The 
Huffington Post, and 
ABC's 5 O’Clock News. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating dessert every single day.

Learn more about Katie

Get Free Recipes

Don’t Miss Out On The NEW Free Healthy Recipes

Sign up below to receive exclusive & always free healthy recipes right in your inbox:

Chocolate Covered Katie The Healthy Dessert Blog Recipes

Popular Right Now

Reader Interactions

61 Comments

Leave a comment or reviewLeave a rating
  1. Maddy says

    That’s a really great question of the day! I’ve heard so many different things about this question!
    Personally, I don’t use the microwave very often because my dad is a major health-nut and has always believed the microwave cooks the nutrition out of foods. Does the microwave cook the healthy parts of the food out of it? I have no idea! I just don’t use it because I’m “assuming” it does & because I don’t want to hear him go on and on about how bad the microwave is every time I use it 😀 PLUS a lot of the foods I have microwaved make the food kinda “mushy”, and I like most foods “crunchy”! lol :))))

See More Comments

Leave A Reply

Get Free Recipes

Don’t Miss Out On The NEW Free Healthy Recipes

Sign up below to receive exclusive & always free healthy recipes right in your inbox:

Chocolate Covered Katie The Healthy Dessert Blog Recipes