Microwaving Food Affects Its Nutrients

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    Apr 25, 2015 5:04 AM GMT
    NYT: Heating your food in a microwave can have varying effects on the nutritional content.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/ask-well-do-microwaves-degrade-food-nutrients/?ref=health
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    Apr 26, 2015 12:23 AM GMT
    doesn't everyone know microwaves are bad?
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    Apr 26, 2015 1:28 AM GMT
    Cooking your good changes the nutrient value in food. Denatures proteins etc.
    And the point is?
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    Apr 26, 2015 1:45 AM GMT
    RealRodin saiddoesn't everyone know microwaves are bad?


    Actually, it seems that the article states that if used properly microwave-steaming vegetables is OK, if not good.

    Not only do I steam all my vegetables in the microwave, but since it's easier I eat several times more vegetables than I did before I clicked into the microwave-steamer cult, so for me (and your results may vary) my net nutrient gain from microwaved veggies outweighs any actual loss.

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    Apr 28, 2015 4:19 AM GMT
    This is a poorly worded thread title. Talk about burying the lede.

    This comes up from time to time on the Mercola website, the biggest purveyor of horseshit this side of Dr. Oz.

    HEAT affects nutritional value. Microwave is a specific device for creating heat. Also fire, I've been told.

    However, since man invented fire, death due to pathogens that adhere to raw food has plummeted. We lose some nutrition but we live to eat again tomorrow.

    A microwave is one of the safest, most efficient ways to heat food. The number of kitchen/house fires due to microwaves is miniscule compared to gas or electric burners.