How are your workouts and nutrition going this week? I hope you’re gettin’ it done and making some progress! Did you do some tips to raise your metabolism? This week’s fitness tip is about nutrition… It’s not a big secret that 70-80 percent of your fitness success comes as a result of what you put in your mouth, but I’m going to let you in on a not-so-well-known nutritional fact that will help to enhance the quality of the food you eat.
Fitness Tip of the Week: To preserve more of your food’s nutritional content, when cooking or reheating food, use conventional heating methods (stove, oven, toaster oven) instead of a microwave.
I know some of you may balk at that idea because microwaving is so convenient and fast, but hopefully what I share with you now will persuade you to use your microwave less, or sell it at the next yard sale. Listen to this, it’s disturbing…
A Microwave Does More Than Just Heat up Food
Microwaves heat up food by bombarding it with electromagnetic irradiation, causing molecular friction in the food which creates heat. This friction, however, also causes molecular damage and deformities which make your food unhealthy to eat. And the damaged food is more susceptible to food-borne contaminants like bacteria and fungus. Even worse, the food molecules become so deformed and damaged that they can cause measurable changes in your blood… for instance, hemoglobin levels (hemoglobin carries oxygen to all of your cells) decrease, HDL (the good cholesterol) levels decrease, and white blood cell production increases, which typically denotes an infection or foreign pathogen in the body that causes illness. Microwaving also creates carcinogenic substances in the food being heated! Yikes!
Maybe you are still skeptical, because it’s hard to “see” these things happening in your food. Well, let me share one last thing you can see with your own eyes. And in the interest of avoiding plagiarism, I’m just going to share this link with you:
Scroll down about ¾ of the way down to the “microwave water” section and take a look at a plant watered with microwaved water versus a plant watered with regular water; Interesting, to say the least.
In Conclusion to the Microwave
There is much more information out there if you care to do some research on your own, but now you can at least have an educated opinion about the microwave. Thanks again for reading and letting me share my passion with you! Hopefully you enjoy and have benefited from at least one of my fitness tips. Again, feel free to copy and share this if you have friends that could benefit from this information. Is there a topic that you’d like me to discuss? Contact me with your suggestions and I will consider them for one of my future fitness tips! Have a healthy day!
Yours in fitness,