“There are probably worse ways to ruin the nutritional value of food and, indirectly, your health. But a Green Med Infoarticle warned that there is no faster way to destroy the nutrients in your food than to pop it into a microwave oven.
The days of cooking fresh, whole foods on the stove or in the oven seem to be long past. Now, you just pop prepared food into the microwave oven and wait for a few minutes at most.
But microwaving doesn’t just heat the food. It also alters the flavor and the texture, turning food rubbery and tasteless and without scent.
Still, people put up with these drawbacks because it was convenient, fast, and simple. They were also told that microwave heating does not damage the nutrients in food, so they could still get the nourishment they needed….”