Microwave oven is said to be the fastest selling kitchen appliance in India. The main reason for the popularity of microwave ovens is the speed at which it cooks food. You can cook food in microwave ovens in just few minutes. Microwave oven are small in size and unlike regular ovens it does not take much kitchen space. For small family and students microwave oven is the best appliances that saves their precious time and efforts. But does the food cooked in Microwave ovens are safe?
How Does Food is Cooked Using Microwaves
Before we talk about whether the food cooked in microwave ovens are safe for health, lets know how microwaves work. A microwaves are high frequency radio waves that are greater than 2.5 Ghz in frequency. They are form of non-ionizing radiation. This high frequency radio waves have its own properties, they don’t react with glass and plastic. But can be easily absorbed by water and foods. When food is cooked in microwave oven, it is being zapped by high-frequency radio waves of heat, and some people argue that this radiation can be harmful to your health.
Microwaves heat food by causing water molecules in it to resonate at very high frequencies and eventually turn to steam which heats your food. While this can rapidly heat your food, what most people fail to realize is that it also causes a change in your food’s chemical structure. There are many problems that can be caused by microwaves to people and their health. Food cooked in microwave ovens have low nutritional value and some foods are not even fit for eating. Instead of using microwave oven, one should seriously consider choosing a best toaster oven, that also don’t require much kitchen space and cook food quicker, but more importantly healthier.