I have seen pictures on the internet of plants withering when fed microwaved water, and I wanted to know for myself, so I offered to pay each of my three grandchildren $1 if they would do an experiment for me. Their mom, Charla Virkler, oversaw the experiment and she shares the results below.
Water Testing by Charla Virkler and Her Willing Helpers/homeschooled Kids
I've heard of families who tested different kinds of water on plants, in hopes of seeing firsthand what affect (if any) microwaves and filters have on the quality of water.
I always wondered if they'd doctored their findings. The microwaved plant withered so quickly, I figured there was a good chance they didn't let the water cool completely, or they were adding fertilizer of some kind to the non-microwaved version.
So when we did this challenge, I made sure it was as completely above-board as possible. I needed to prove this to ME!
We went to the hardware store and bought three containers of mums (because it's October and that's all you can find now).
We marked one "filtered water," one "tap water," and one "microwaved water." I asked the kids what they thought would happen.
Jasmine (Age 9): filtered water might win because the water is clean and doesn't have anything added to it. Microwaved water might work because it kills the bad stuff. (Earlier thoughts: tap water is closest to rain water, so it's what the plants are used to.)
Bekah (Age 7): filtered water will win. I don't know why.
Hudson (Age 5): microwaved water will win because it might make it better.
For the next 12 days, we watered the plants with the appropriate water. The filtered water comes out cool, so I let it warm up in the sun for a couple hours, while the microwaved tap water cooled. When both were at room temperature, the kids watered all three plants.
We set them all out in the sun all day, and brought them in if it looked like rain. (We missed it one evening, but by then the results were clear so it didn't make any visible difference.)
Day 1 - Microwaved Water
Day 12 - Microwaved Water
Day 1 - Filtered Water
Day 12 - Filtered Water
Day 1 - Tap Water
Day 12 - Tap Water
Do You Really Want to Eat or Drink Anything Microwaved?
Results were very clear. Tap water didn't help the plant grow much, but didn't kill it as quickly as the microwave did. The filtered water was the only one that helped the plant to flourish.
OK, personally, that is enough research for me. My $3 convinced me I do not want to consume anything microwaved. If water is damaged this much, can you imagine what the microwaving does to destroy the nutrient quality in food? I want to flourish. You can surely invest $3 and get your grandkids to do a similar experiment.
Also, I don't need chlorine or fluoride or pharmaceuticals in my water. I want them filtered out. So I can easily and cheaply switch to filtered water.
If you want additional research on microwaving food and health, check out these articles:
- Dr. Mercola (Another article here)
- GreenMedInfo (Reduces some of the minerals and protein by 5-40%, as well as losing up to 97% of its beneficial antioxidants)
- Health Science
- National Library of Medicine
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