There are many health benefits to consuming goods that are not hormone injected, pesticide covered, or chemically altered. Although eating this way can be a bit more expensive as a whole, you don't have to worry about consuming products that can be toxic. Children are very susceptible to the harmful toxins in processed foods and these foods are under suspicions of inducing prepubescence at an earlier age than in prior years as well as other sudden mental disability developments. There are many foods that are organic that can benefit the child.
1. Milk -In a study conducted in 2012, researchers found that organic milk was higher in Omega 3 fatty acids and a higher count of protein. Although the tests showed that there was little change in the chemical composition for toxins, many will still embrace the pure nutritional value. Soy milk could replace that produced by cows and provide nearly the same protein value while being void of lactose.
2. Spinach -It is difficult to get a child to eat spinach. It is a slimy goop that they will fight you tooth-and-nail over. However, not all spinach needs to look like something you pulled out of the shower drain. Raw spinach can be used to replace lettuce in salads which are easier to feed to the child. Mix in some croutons, cheese, and chicken with a bit of low-fat ranch and you have a meal the child is more likely to eat.
3. Oatmeal - Oatmeal can seem bland to the child first thing in the morning. He or she may want to sweeten it up a bit. Honey or berries can turn that bland meal into something palatable to your little one while providing a great way to start the day. Glucose is released slower throughout the day which will help your child focus.
4. Tuna Fish - Yes, organic tuna fish can be purchased as well. There have been disturbing stories of children developing mental disabilities from the consumption of mercury that is found in canned tuna. As tuna is a very healthy source of omega 3 acids and proteins, organic methods can keep your child at the scholastic level he or she needs to be.
5. Eggs - Eggs are included in nearly every health food diet regardless of the purpose. The yolk itself contains choline which is linked to memory development. As eggs are usually cheap, it can be a great addition to any breakfast for your child.
6. Berries - Organic berries are easy to come by. In fact, it's not that difficult to grow your own organic, after-school snack. Nearly every berry is high in vitamin C, omega 3 fatty acids, and other antioxidants. As they are naturally sweet, berries are fairly easy to give to your child and could provide an excellent snack.
7. Beef -Nearly every meat is beneficial in one way or another. Organic lean beef can ensure that your child isn't consuming potentially toxic compounds that are given to cattle in order to stimulate growth. High in proteins, beef contains zinc and iron which promotes memory retention, physical performance, and energy levels throughout the day. Children who do not eat enough meat at a young age could develop early stages of becoming anemic.
8. Carrots -The nutrients provided in carrots can help a child in many ways. Not only does it help improve vision, but the vitamin A within it can help the liver cleanse the body of toxins. They can also assist in protecting the skin and preventing damage caused to the little ones from the sun.
9. Nuts - Nuts can be another easily home organically grown snack that has great benefits for the child. Nuts contain a slew of vitamins and minerals including zinc, magnesium, and others that provide a healthy alternative to sweets and chocolates. Although almonds are not technically nuts, they too are an excellent provider of phosphorus which helps build strong bones and teeth.
10. Peanut Butter -Who among us doesn't have memories of PB&J sandwiches when we were growing up? Peanut butter is an excellent source of proteins and can be used in a wide variety of ways. The iron contained within peanut butter can be beneficial in a number of ways including improved cardiovascular health.
Eating healthier doesn't necessarily mean cutting out fatty foods such as chocolates and cupcakes. Organically grown fruits, vegetables, and meats of all kinds are far better for you as they don't contain the toxins we use as preservatives and put into our systems. We don't have to settle on eating pesticides and massive amounts of growth hormones that farmers inject into beef in order to produce more meat at a faster rate. It is a healthy choice that can help ourselves and our children live a better life.
Rachel is an ex-babysitting pro as well as a professional writer and blogger. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and currently writes for www.babysitting.net . She welcomes questions/comments which can be sent to rachelthomas.author @ gmail.com.