A great little article about Microwave Ovens, and the side effects on food, that you probably don't know about..
“Consumers are dying today in part because they continue to eat dead foods that are killed in the microwave. They take a perfectly healthy piece of raw food, loaded with vitamins and natural medicines, then stick it in the microwave and destroy most of its nutrition. Humans are the only species that destroys the nutritional value of food before eating it. All other animals consume food in its natural, unprocessed state, but humans actually go out of their way to render food nutritionally worthless before eating it. No wonder humans are the least healthy species on the planet.”
Unfortunately this link is now not working, here is another article along the same lines!