The following information might suggest that microwaves DO in fact kill!!! Nutrients for sure...
Many studies conducted throughout the world have repeatedly highlighted the deleterious effects of microwave ovens on human health. In fact microwave ovens are so dangerous that they were banned in Russia from 1976 to 1987. Twenty years of thorough research by Russian scientists convinced them that the dangers of the devices outweighed the benefits in cooking time. This experiment further verifies their findings.
It is claimed by Microwave oven producers and even scientists that the Microwave oven is not only ok to use but it is actually even recommended. Some go as far as claiming that it makes the food more healthy.
The Human DNA is very sensible to radiations of any form, so long time exposure to both ionizing and nonionizing radiation can change a cell’s DNA. If this happens, then the cell’s in built instructions about how to live and grow are jumbled around. It is then possible for the cell to do something very different from what it is supposed to do. For example, it may become cancerous and keep reproducing in an uncontrolled way. This could take years to happen but it still means that a cancer may eventually develop.
In the home experiment, filtered water was divided into two parts. One part would be microwaved and allowed to cool before being given to the plant, while the second part would be heated on a conventional stove top and given to an identical plant. Results were observed over a nine day period. By the third day it was already clear that the plant given the microwaved water was not faring as well as its counterpart.
By the ninth day the microwaved plant was virtually nonexistent in its pot, having literally shrunk in size to just a few inches above the soil. The second plant was growing beautifully.
There was a lot more information that I found about how heating up food in microwaves was actually accidentally discovered by the Nazi's while their scientists were trying to create a "Micro wave weapon" to use in war!! You should Google that sometime if you really want your jaw to drop. The entire idea behind the microwave itself makes no rational sense to me after learning about its conception. I realize that just like always... corporations will do anything to make a buck... Even it harms or even kills mankind.
In closing, my family and I made the decision to stop using our microwave altogether back in 2009. We haven't looked back. Aside from a few adjustments with the way we heat, reheat and warm things... We don't miss it at all.
We pop our pop corn in pure olive oil over the stove in an old fashioned pop corn popper. We reheat items like cold pizza etc in a small toaster oven that sets on the counter and we make hot water in a tea kettle on the stove.
Aside from robbing all the nutrients and vitamins from any food I put in the microwave, I don't like the idea that a device I've used my entire life is able to take amino acids in food and change them into cancer causing carcinogens. I choose to find other means of heating up my food...