Balancing work, family and a social life can be so much of a juggling act that quality time in the kitchen is often the first ball to drop. While it’s tempting to toss organic leftovers in the microwave to shave 30 minutes off your day, what’s the point of destroying all the nutrition in the premium food you spent your hard earned money on?
What Happens When You Use a Microwave Oven
While many think of it as harmless, microwaving food is a pretty destructive process. Using electromagnetic energy, water molecules in food vibrate until they are ripped apart, leaving their chemical components all hot and bothered from this radioactive process. Sure, warm food is pleasant on the tongue, but your body won’t get much benefit from the lackluster nutritional content. There’s a reason people call it “nuking” – water, vitamins and minerals are demolished and all that’s left behind are empty calories. Not to mention all the toxins released when food is microwaved in plastic… no thanks!
A few simple shifts in your routine can give you the best of both worlds – here’s how to heat up food in a quick yet natural fashion while keeping it wholesome.
Now that all the bad news is out of the way, let’s focus on some speedy, easy and convenient ways to heat up food without compromising your health.
If you don’t have any of the appliances above, a planet-friendly way to obtain them is via friends or second-hand shops. So many people purchase these items and hardly use them, so offer to give them a well-deserved new home! Likewise, don’t just toss your microwave. Recycle it at an e-waste facility or call a pick-up service.