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Microwave Oatmeal

What you need: 

1/3 part oatmeal
2/3 parts water

What you do: 

When in a hurry, use very hot water and microwave on high for 1 minute. It tastes much better if you use cold water and microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring after each minute of cooking. Use a container big enough to allow the porridge to rise during cooking so that it won't boil over and mess up the microwave oven.

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Concerning the "dangers" of microwaves, I recommend looking up sources such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Science in the Interest of Public Health, The American Cancer Society, and several other Health, not government related, sources. Violin, there are several sources that post that very same article, and the original source does not point to an original source. I was concerned about this matter as well and did about 12 hours of research on it and finally came to the conclusion that microwaves are safe and do not cause harmful changes in food.

Ionizing radiation (the kind that can cause mutations, i.e., ultra violet light and x-rays) and non-ionizing radiation (e.g., microwaves, radiowaves) are on completely opposite sides of the light (electro magnetic radiation) spectrum. Using my Chemistry text, I calculated the energy of a photon of a microwave. The result was 1.0E-27 meaning 0.000000000000000000000000002 kilo joules or 4.0E-22 food calories. Microwaves cook foods through interacting with water molecules by vibrating them, not with the actual food molecules themselves. The vibrations cause frictions between molecules and this friction causes heat which cooks the food. They do not cause isomerism or any other mutations. That is from ionizing radiation.

If you cook any food through any method (stove top, baking, broiling, etc.), you will lose some nutrients in the food. However, some foods have to be cooked for the body to digest and absorb the nutrients better. Examples of these nutrients are: lycopene (such as in tomatoes), beta-caratene (vitamin A in carrots, sweet potatoes, and other red and orange colored plant foods).

I hope not to offend anyone, but this is why I am concerned with the raw food diet. People miss out on the efficient absorption of the above stated nutrients along with others such as whole grains from brown rice, quinoa, oats, 100% whole wheat bread etc. For those with celiac, I read on CoachLevi.com that you can make your own oat flour by blending rolled oats until you get a fine powder or flour consistency.

Again, I hope that I did not offend anyone. :) I want to inform others on the most accurate information possible. There is so much information spread out that is not based on facts. I know that we need to use our own common sense and logic, but we also need to look at the facts from the original sources of non-biased studies.

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Violin, this guy is talking about the regular microwaves that everyone has.
And seriously, if microwaving oatmeal will kill you, I would have died months ago.
That article states that heating foods in microwaves will kill the nutrients and cause cancer. Well of course, all cooked foods have some nutrients killed. and the cancer thing...well everything causes cancer.

P.S. I like how in the article, they say that Nazi's invented microwaves... ha!

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hello I am new here and saw this recipe/instructions :) Just wanted to point you guys to a disturbing article/research on microwave ovens.
http://www.ecclesia.org/forum/uploads/bondservant/microwaveP.pdf

is there a difference between a microwave and a microwave oven as this article talked about that always lost me

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hello I am new here and saw this recipe/instructions :) Just wanted to point you guys to a disturbing article/research on microwave ovens.
http://www.ecclesia.org/forum/uploads/bondservant/microwaveP.pdf

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