Episode 154 – Why I never use a microwave

“How will reheating food affect the quality of the nutrients?”

Especially in regards to dangers of a microwave, this is an interesting question with a multi-part response.

Part 1. Emotion over logic?

The only reason you want to eat warm food is because it may taste a bit better and thus you enjoy the brief emotional comfort that this brings. But nutrient quality wise, you are damaging the food’s nutrition when you reheat it. So why reheat your food if you’re going to reduce the nutrients in the food – for taste and to “feel good or full in the tummy for a brief moment?”


If you want to be healthy, work to appeal to your higher logical brain rather than to a primitive sense such as taste.

Don’t get me wrong…

There’s nothing wrong with taste, but what i’m saying is:

Mindful eating is key.

Ask yourself this question to help unlock that:

“What are you doing it for?” Why are you really eating?

Which leads to part 2.


Want to know the dangers of a microwave? Read on below.



Part 2. Vitality

You eat food to:

a. get good nutrition, not to entertain yourself – there’s more entertaining things in life!
b. get more energy, more vitality – not to take it away.

And that’s also why I don’t use a microwave either.

In terms of microwaves, the theory behind the act of microwaving food is it affects the molecules in the food causing the “food like substance” to be unrecognized by the body and therefore it is not absorbed into the body – they don’t call it nuking for nothing, right?!.

It may even spur an immunity alarm in your body in response to your digestive system trying to “digest and absorb” these unrecognised “food like substances” – ALL of which cost you energy to do (white blood cells take a lot of energy to be created, as does digestion).

Nuke away!

So as a result, the dangers of a microwave (or Nuking) to your food is it ultimately takes energy away from other things you could be using energy for – such as thinking, creating, moving, recovering and recharging fully for the next day, event, etc.

Instead it’s doubling up on your defense cells to boost your immunity – AND this of course is vastly different from the process of giving you nourishment and vitality – which is what nutrition is for.

Remember nutrition is there to give you energy.

Think about this the next time you are watching the timer on your microwave.


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Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness.

Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.


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