You may have heard many people telling parents to use organic foods for your baby, while others may say that it is fine to feed your child with non-organic foods. Other people may recommend a combination of both. The decision is still yours.
Different factors that may affect your choice include your location, lifestyle, knowledge, and cost. Learn more about the benefits of organic foods and some tips on how to prepare them.
Making your own baby food is easy and economical. If you choose organic baby food ingredients, you’re also protecting your baby from exposure to pesticide residues. All you need is a blender or food processor (although in many cases a fork will do the trick), and some empty ice cube trays handy for freezing small portions for future use. Start with local, seasonal, organically grown produce. Peel and pit fruit as necessary. Peel and cook vegetables and hard fruits like apples. Preserve the maximum vitamins and minerals by steaming, baking, or broiling.
Another benefit of making organic foods for your baby is higher nutritional levels than conventional foods. They do not contain GMOs, which are harmful chemicals that can cause serious health problems.
When buying organic produce it should always look fresh, otherwise don’t buy it. The longer something fresh sits on a shelf, the fewer nutrients it will contain. Fresh organic produce may contain imperfections. For example we are so used to buying fruit and vegetables that look perfect otherwise we won’t buy them. Organic fruit and vegetables don’t have the waxes and sprays therefore may not look as perfect as you like.
Although more expensive than conventional foods, you will save money in the long if you opt for organic foods. This is because you are saving your children and your whole family from getting diseases causes by harmful chemicals found in non-organic foods.You can go to co-op stores and farmer markets instead of supermarkets.
For more information about organic and conventional foods, watch the video below.