Today Ramona and I cooked our lunch and as I was very hungry, I said to Ramona ‘Let’s make quick food.’ We cooked and within half an hour or maybe a little more we had a great lunch on the table with rice, lentils and a vegetable dish with mushrooms and bell pepper. We really enjoyed our lunch and afterwards talked with each other about what a nice lunch we could make in only that time. I know that other people when they are really hungry just put something into the microwave to heat it up.
I would never ever use a microwave for anything that I want to eat. I always say that a microwave oven simply kills our food. Later on we talked with Michael about this, too, and he told me about something that he learned as a doctor.
The first thing he and Andrea told me was that there was a test done on cats when people were feeding the cats food warmed up in a microwave for several weeks. All of the cats that only ate this food died.
Michael told me then that when surgeons perform surgery in hospitals, they always keep some blood ready for transfusions. They are of course refrigerated but before they are used, they need to be warmed up to body temperature. At some time, hospitals tried to use microwaves for heating up the blood but immediately stopped it: all patients who received blood transfusions warmed up in microwaves died. Since then it is forbidden in any hospital in Germany to use microwaves in operation theatres.
Sounds logical but think about what this means to our food? What exactly are you eating when you eat food warmed up in the microwaves?
Apart from the question what exactly the microwave does to your food, I always need to ask why exactly do you need to use such a machine for cooking? Usually I hear the answer ‘Because it is quicker’ or ‘I come home from work and am hungry and I don’t have time to cook something then!’. Isn’t it sad that we rather put our food for 2 minutes into a microwave oven and kill it than taking out 20 minutes of time for ourselves and cook something healthy for ourselves? If you have these 2 minutes, don’t you have 20 minutes for yourself?
This is what happens often in busy restaurants: they don’t have time to make fresh food for each customer and so they prepare it before and just put it into a microwave oven to warm it up. You are amazed by their good service because you got food in only two minutes but you don’t realize that your food is already dead – murdered by a microwave.
It is sad that eating has so little importance for most people. Take time for yourself, for nourishing your body, for eating good food. If you don’t even have time for eating, when do you really do something good for yourself? This is the minimum of time that you should invest for yourself – time to feed yourself good food.