Microwaves, depending on who you ask, can be either a godsend to those looking for a quick way to heat things up, or an unhealthy way to inject your food with concentrated radiation out of laziness.
Well, before we go any further, let's examine how microwaves actually work.For such a common item, their operation sure seems to be a source of mystery for millions.
Even those who understand their operation can't seem to agree on whether or not they're dangerous in general.People would like to know, especially those who rely on them.
While the jury is still out on their general usage, one thing's for sure.
There's a lot of BAD (really bad) info out there on how to microwave stuff you shouldn't, so you'll want to know this list.For instance, this video offers some truly bad advice on nuking eggs. See why on the following pages.
Celery contains nitrates that can become carcinogenic nitrosamines if reheated in the microwave.
via: Viral NovaWho wants to reheat celery anyway?
You're probably not microwaving celery all by itself, but you might be microwaving it when it's an ingredient.
Don't reheat eggs, either.
via: Viral NovaThey're fine if they're refrigerated, but keep them at room temperature or colder to consume them as leftovers.
Beyond the fact that they're really unhealthy to reheat, there's an even more important reason, especially in a shared space.
Spinach also contains nitrates, just like celery.
via: Viral NovaHeat it in a pan or leave it out to get it to room temperature.
The composition of mushrooms changes as well.
via: Viral NovaReheating them in the microwave can lead to stomach aches or bloating.
Beyond that issue, mushrooms are like 95% water, so microwaving them brings about an odd reaction.
This next one is brutal. You've probably microwaved dozens of them THIS year, but you should stop ASAP.
Yup. Even potatoes get dangerous when microwaved. They lose nutrients and can even develop botulism when nuked.
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The proteins in chicken also change when you microwave them. The result can make you sick to your stomach. So consider another way of heating it back up or eat it cold to keep from drying it out.
via: Viral NovaWhat else have you been doing wrong this ENTIRE time? We've got more, and you'll want to know what they are before you cook your next meal.
Beets are another veggie with nitrates that can cause cancer if you heat them up in a microwave.
via: Viral NovaYou might not go heavy on the beets as it is, but steer clear of them altogether if you're nuking stuff.
Your taste buds, your health, and your dinner guests will all thank you.
Even rice can be a threat. It holds lots of bacteria thanks to its moisture and surface area, so it's best not to eat any form of reheated rice.
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