By choosing organic baby food you will be providing your baby with healthier more nutrious food. Organic baby food is more nutritious and there are no toxic chemicals used to grow and process it. Conventional baby foods contain trace amounts of chemicals such as pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides all designed to produce a larger crop. Although the FDA has approved the use of these toxic chemicals many parents are not comfortable with their use on the foods they provide for their baby. Due to their developing immune system and smaller developing organs babies are much more vulnerable to the ill effects of toxic chemicals than are adults.
Besides being healthier organic baby food is also tastier and more nutrious. One study done in 2010 found that in some cases organic plant products have more iron, magnesium, and antioxidants.
Besides fruits and vegetables we must also consider dairy and meat when speaking of natural baby food (organic baby food). Cows and other animals are treated with growth hormones and antibiotics which are used to promote milk production and stop the spread of disease among the animals. Although the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) says there is no danger in the milk and meat from animals treated with these chemicals many parents are not so sure. In fact the fear over the use of growth hormones is so great some retailers like Wal-mart and Costco refuse to sell dairy and meat products from animals given these type of hormones. Organic dairy and meat products are from animals raised without the use of artificial hormones or antibotics. Cows used in the production of organic milk and meat are also fed better diets. This results in milk and food with more vitamins, antioxidants, and Omega-3.
Many parents are now opting to make their own organic baby food. This is a great option for parents who have the time. The benefits of making your own organic baby food are:
There are many organic baby food and natural baby food kits that can be purchased.