Nurture your baby with Organic Baby Food – the best gift you can give your little one

As a parent, your natural instinct is to protect your child and give him or her the best of everything. This natural desire works regardless of whether it’s your first child or your fifth! You would never compromise on your child’s health or safety, which is why organic baby food is the right and responsible choice, with a host of proven health benefits.

There is a growing consumer base for organic baby foods (sales have surged to 58% within five years), even among parents who haven’t yet made the move to organic meat or organic dairy. Why? Because people are increasingly aware that all non-organic food production uses dangerous artificial fertilizers and chemical sprays that make their way into the food their babies ingest. Even with the best of care and repeated cleaning, the toxic chemicals used to produce non-organic foods cannot be removed, as they have been absorbed into the deep tissues of the grain, cereal, fruit or vegetable. Children, especially infants, are particularly susceptible to the health risk posed by these chemicals. Organic baby food is the only way you can protect your baby from the long-term consequences of consuming food with toxic residues and ensure your child’s healthy future development.

Today, there are numerous reputable baby food manufacturers who offer organic versions of their popular baby foods. A number of baby food manufacturers are solely in the business of supplying organic baby food. So what does organic baby food contain that makes it so special? Well, let’s start with what it does not contain. Organic baby food has

  • No chemicals or chemical agents
  • No artificial coloring or preservatives
  • No refined sugars and no sodium
  • No hydrogenated fats and no phosphoric acids
  • No added supplements,except the FDA-approved iron and vitamin B
  • No genetically modified grains, fruit, or vegetables
Instead, the general formula for baby foods consists of
  • Organic cereals (rice, wheat, corn)
  • Organic legumes (soy bean)
  • Organic fruits and vegetables
  • Organic milk
  • Organic sweetening agents (organic sugar, organic honey)

What’s more, organic baby foods are classified according to age groups, medical conditions (if any), special needs, and special levels of activity. So, whether you’re interested in baby food for your baby, toddler, or young children, going organic is the right choice if you want to foster healthy eating habits and promote optimum physical and physiological development.

The health benefits of organic baby foods for your child are:

Healthier, safer mental and physical development Your baby’s physical systems are still developing.

Babies don’t develop a blood-brain barrier (the barrier between brain tissues and circulating blood that protects the central nervous system) till they are 6 months old. Till they reach this age, their brains are vulnerable to any chemical toxins in the blood – and there are several in non-organic baby food that is made from ingredients which have been treated with chemical agents and pesticides. Organic baby food eliminates this risk.

Your baby’s immunity system is also in the process of developing.

Babies’ systems start producing infection-protecting antibodies only when they are approximately 3 months old, and then at a very slow rate. This means that their immune systems are still not robust enough to withstand or metabolize chemical toxins, so any exposure to pesticide residue presents a high risk. Organic food is the optimal choice to reduce or eliminate this risk.

A healthy intake of essential vitamins and minerals are essential for your baby’s normal physical and mental growth.

Non-organic baby foods not only contain preservatives that impede the proper absorption of certain essential nutrients like calcium and magnesium, they may also contain high amounts of refined sugars and salts that interfere with the absorption of vitamins and minerals. Organic baby food contains none of these ingredients and also provides considerably higher levels of these vitamins and minerals.

Protection against child allergies

Additives in non-organic baby food – artificial coloring to improve appearance and preservatives to prolong shelf life – have been conclusively linked to a seriously negative impact on babies’ health, including hyperactivity, asthma, and retarded growth, along with allergic reactions, all of which can have long-term health consequences. Additives are not permitted in organic baby food, which significantly reduces the risk of allergic reactions in babies, toddlers, and small children.

Buying tips

  • Don’t confuse organic baby food with labels that say “natural,” “all-natural,” or “free-range.” These terms are not the same as the certified organic label, which certifies that the baby food was produced in accordance with strict organic standards.
  • Read labels carefully to check the ingredients. If additives like EDTA, BHT, and BHA are mentioned, you can be sure the baby food is not organic.
  • Go online to look for organic food coupons so that you can make the most of discount offers and special bargains from online producers/manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers.
  • Look out for retailers or wholesalers who offer discounts on bulk orders. Some brands offer a discount for several jars of baby food packaged together. Buying in bulk will save you money, but do check the expiry date.

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