A reader recently reached out to us, inquiring whether microwaving food that contains yeast kills the fungi and if so, should they consume it? Let’s delve into the details of this query.
Firstly, we’re not huge proponents of microwave cooking. In our book, Candida Crusher, we discuss the reasons we believe microwaved food may not be the optimal choice for consumption. Many individuals go to great lengths to select high-quality foods, avoiding refined or processed ones. They steer clear of items containing pesticides or chemicals. Yet, some don’t hesitate to consume foods stored in Styrofoam containers or wrapped in aluminum foil. They might also subject their meals to extreme heating conditions, whether it’s boiling intensely or microwaving.
Interestingly, a past experiment involved using microwaved water to nurture a plant, comparing it with one that received regular rainwater. The results showed the plant with microwaved water deteriorating significantly. Such observations lead to questions about the effects of microwaved food on our health. If microwaved water can negatively impact a plant, what might it do to our cells?
There are concerns surrounding microwave radiation. It’s known that microwave ovens, especially old ones, might leak radiation. This is an alarming thought, especially for households with young children. There have been instances where health complications were linked to frequent microwave usage.
Another point to consider is the effect of microwaves on the enzymes in food. Enzymes play vital roles in fruits and vegetables, and microwaving can degrade and destroy them. Some health experts opine that the lack of these essential enzymes in the foods we eat may be impacting our overall health and lifespan.
Concerns with microwaving food:
- Concerns around microwave radiation
- Degradation of essential enzymes
- Protein denaturation due to high temperatures
- Reduced nutritional value of microwaved food
Additionally, the high temperatures in microwaves can denature proteins. This alteration can make it challenging for the body to break down and absorb these proteins effectively. To address the initial query, microwaving likely does kill fungi, but the overall quality and nutritional value of the food may be compromised. And if food potentially contains fungi, it might be best to discard it altogether.
Potential Effects of Microwaving Food
|Radiation Leak||Potential harm to human health|
|Enzyme Degradation||Reduced nutritional value in food|
|Protein Denaturation||Difficulty in breaking down and absorbing proteins|
|Potential Presence of Fungi||Microwaving may kill fungi, but overall food quality drops|
In conclusion, while the choice remains personal, our perspective leans towards avoiding microwaves when possible. Alternatives such as steaming, grilling, or lightly pan-frying in healthier oils are recommended.
Disclaimer: This article represents the views of our company, CanXida. Always consult with your healthcare professional before making changes to your diet or health practices.