Image credit: Pascal (Flickr)
Image credit: Pascal (Flickr)
January 8, 2015 Aquaponics, Vegetables No Comments

Many of us feel that accumulating new gadgets shows we are going up in the world. However there is one gadget that we do not want to see in our kitchens, and that’s the microwave.

Health is the most valuable thing we have, and we were curious to hear about the mounting research that shows that microwaved food could be causing cancer.

The US has the highest rate of cancer in the world, so when it comes to health we definitely do not want to be following their lead.

A person relocating to the States from elsewhere in the world increases their chances of developing cancer four fold. Only 1 in 10 of American women who get breast cancer has a genetic link – the rest is environmental. This can be the food they eat, chemicals they are exposed to, and possibly even microwaves too, which are a daily part of cooking in many American homes.

Are Americans cooking their way to cancer?

A 1992 study conducted by Swiss scientist Hans Hertal found that:

“The food damaged from microwaving modifies the cellular activity in the human consumers of that food. One’s own tissue and serum cells are forced by the food’s damaged cells and radiolytic compounds to adapt into an emergency mode of energy production.

Thus the human cells are easily forced from normal cellular oxidation into the anaerobic energy production of glucose fermentation. This is a cancerous condition.

Anaerobic glucose fermentation is how cancer cells survive and thrive. This is why cancer cells cannot exist in oxygen. This is why cancer patients should not eat sugar or foods made with sugar. Exchanging cancerous conditions for convenience doesn’t make sense.”

Read more of the science here: ‘Why We Should All Get Rid Of Our Microwave Ovens’

Luckily most food in our Indian kitchens is cooked on the stove. And we plan to keep it that way!

The key to excellent health is wholesome, organic food that’s either eaten raw as nature intended, or cooked in a traditional way. If the food has been grown in an aquaponics system then even better!

This video explains more.

Aquaponics in India will soon be offering consultancy services. Please get in touch for more information.

Pippa Woodhead
Written by Pippa Woodhead
Being a health-nut, London born Pippa has struggled to adjust to the lack of availability of lettuce and kale since re-locating to India. Previously naive to the extent of the worlds food struggles, she has now become obsessed with sustainability in food production and especially in India where it needs it the most (plus she’s also hoping to get her hands on some kale any day now). When she’s not writing for Aquaponics in India, she is usually found with her head in a book or in the kitchen experimenting with new vegetarian recipes.