This may be bad news for seniors who have a penchant for warming up their leftovers in the microwave.
Recent experiments conducted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have found microwaving food may damage the nutritional quality of food, Examiner.com reports.
The researchers also monitored the blood of the study's participants who ate the microwaved food and found a decrease in hemoglobin content in the blood, which can increase cholesterol and decrease the amount of lymphocytes, which assists in the production of antibodies, according to the article.
In a separate study from the former Soviet Union in the 1970s, found nutrients in microwaved food decreased by as much as 90 percent, which included vitamins E and C, states the website.
While a microwave may be quicker, studies have shown preparing a meal from scratch is much healthier and may even reduce the risk of heart disease.
Seniors who may be concerned about vitamin deficiencies due to microwaved foods may want to look into natural supplements to maintain a healthy lifestyle.