"We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." Native American Proverb
Let’s be clear- organic food is a healthy choice for all of us but especially for our kids. Why? It’s simple - with infants being particularly vulnerable to chemicals, because of their developing immune systems, they are more susceptible to chemical residues than adults.
Let’s look at some facts-
- On average, organic produce contains 25% more antioxidants than conventional produce.
- It's been proven that organic food contains more Vitamin C and antioxidants that protect the plant, naturally.
- Organic fields are managed so that the soil contains more minerals that conventional farms.
- Eating organic meat reduces the risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The American Academy of Pediatrics states, "feeding children organic fruits and vegetables cuts down on the amount of potentially harmful chemicals and also may help prevent immunity to antibiotics." https://www.aap.org
Let’s dig deeper- Why Organic food is so important for your baby’s growth and health.
Organic baby food: First and most obvious, babies eat a lot of food, and traditional processing and cooking do not get rid of any potential chemicals. As for poultry and meat, animal feed can be laced with antibiotics to limit the spread of disease, plus synthetic hormones that can speed growth. This use of antibiotics in food production can contribute to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Now let’s talk about milk. Because non-organic dairy cows are fed antibiotics and growth hormones, and toddlers drink a great deal of milk- it is essential to keep your babies away from non-organic milk. Plus the higher the fat content, the higher the level chemicals found... Beware!
As for certain vegetables and fruits, all produce is not the same... some have more pesticide residue than others. Apples are one of those fruits that are almost always on the top of the list for high-pesticide-levels. With apples being a kid’s favorite; from apple juice to applesauce, buying organic varieties of the fruit and its products is essential for your child’s health and wellbeing. The same can be said for peaches and carrots.
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