Buy Organic For Babies and Kids - protect them now, protect their future
Posted Sep 22 2008 10:35am
Why choose natural and organic foods for your little ones? The reasons are compelling - from helping to protect our planet to supporting healthy development in our children. Organic tastes great, too!!!
More than one million children between the ages of one and five ingest in excess of a dozen pesticides daily from conventional fruits and veggies. It's the accumulation of exposures to these toxins that is concerning. For a list of the foods containing the highest and lowest levels of dangerous pesticides refer to this article.
The foods your infant may enjoy the most are often at high risk for pesticide contamination. Baby food is typically made of condensed fruits or veggies, which can concentrate pesticide residues from non organic produce. Because children consume more of these foods per body weight than adults do, they are at greater risk.
If you can't find organic baby food it's easy to make your own from fresh organic foods. A good blender like Vita-Mix will make healthy first foods for baby and entire family. It was easy for me to make my son's baby food and freeze in ice trays for single servings.
USDA - certified organic foods are grown according to strictly regulated standards. Organic products contain only foods grown without toxic and persistent pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, synthetic growth hormone and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).