All About Organic Baby Food And Where To Find It
August 8, 2018
Babies tend to have sensitive digestive systems, and finding food that is good for your baby can be difficult. Organic baby food is a great choice for your baby, both to keep it healthy and to reduce the risk of it being exposed to harmful substances.
But before you hastily buy food in those little jars, it is important to do the following checks:
Verify if it is certified organic and has a certifier’s logo or symbol on the label. If it is present it means all the ingredients meet the standards for organic foods. That is no pesticides or herbicides were used to grow the food and it was made without the use of artificial preservatives, additives, and sweeteners. Despite all this, you still need to be vigilant.
There are many different “filler” ingredients in pre-made foods. Filler ingredients are ingredients that do not have any nutritional value but added to increase the volume of the food. Read the ingredient list. If anything is listed that isn’t the food you are buying, they are filler ingredients. These filler ingredients water down the nutritional value of the food.
Genetically Engineered Foods
This is a very serious issue. A great majority of the population buy foodstuff from supermarket shelves without knowing they are made from Genetically Engineered food crop including the ones we feed our babies with. Certified Organic Baby Food will certainly not contain any GE products, however, some brands simply call themselves organic and not “certified organic”. So these brands are at risk of contamination!
Any pre-packaged food needs to have a preservative. Yes! That’s right even organic baby food has some preservatives. Not all preservatives are created equal! Many are very dangerous chemicals and you should definitely try to avoid them. Or the packaging method may be the preservative. Most non-preservative foods are simply heat treated and sealed in their packets.
When you buy organic food it has to be fresh, frozen or preserved with natural preservatives only. However, the downside to this is that organic food doesn’t last for long on the shelf like some non-organic foods do. Remember you are trying to avoid all of those chemicals that extend the shelf-life of foods. So, before buying organic baby food, make sure you check the expiration date.
You should always try to give your baby the food that is best for him, and organic food is certainly the best food your baby could ask for. Help your baby avoid harmful substances like chemicals, preservatives, growth hormones, and a multitude of other things that can hinder his/her growth or cause him/her to grow up with health issues.
Give your baby only the best by giving him quality baby food from Tastyganics.