When it comes to your child’s nutrition, the options can be overwhelming. It’s not always easy to decipher fact from fiction or to sort through the well-meaning, but often contradictory, advice. So the big question — should you feed your baby organic baby food?
Answer: opt for organic baby food whenever you can.
So, why go organic? We’re glad you asked! Here are 7 reasons to pick organic over conventionally grown.
Growing and processing food can be taxing on our environment, to say the least. Organic farming causes less pollution and produces less carbon dioxide than non-organic farming. Picking organic foods means supporting sustainable farming methods, like composting and crop rotation. Quite simply, organic is an environmentally responsible choice.
Know What Your Baby is Eating
In Canada and the United States, food needs to meet strict organic standards before it can be formally labeled as organic. That means that the food going into your baby’s mouth has been closely monitored to ensure that it meets Organic Product Regulations: in other words, no synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, growth enhancers, artificial additives, or any other items that are not included on the Canadian/US Food Inspection Agency’s permitted substances list for certified organic products.
Most people agree that organic foods just taste better. Flavours are deeper, textures seem sharper, and eating them is an all-around more delicious experience. Inspire your kids to eat healthy foods for a lifetime by starting them off with yummy and healthy baby food that they will truly enjoy eating.
Check out our line of delicious organic Baby Food Purees – 100% organic, %100% yummy!
No Modified Genetics Here
You’ve probably heard a thing or two about genetically modified foods. More than ever before, genetically modified ingredients and crops are making up a larger part of our diets—and our kids’ diets—despite the fact that these foods are still experimental. Feeding your baby organic food means limiting his or her exposure to genetically modified substances.
Organic Food = Real Food
Your baby needs nutrients, not processed junk and artificial ingredients. Choosing real, organic foods means picking the good stuff and bypassing the filler that offers no nutritional content (and that can even be harmful to your baby or toddler).
Babies and children are susceptible to toxins: even relatively low levels of pesticides in their food could have long-term health effects on their tiny bodies. Opting for organic baby foods means lowering the risk of exposure to pesticides.
Nutrients, Nutrients, Nutrients
You definitely want to fill your baby’s belly with a variety of healthy nutrients—and organic baby food is a great way to do this.
Organic fruits and veggies are packed with even higher levels of antioxidants and vitamins than their non-organic counterparts. Need more convincing? One study reported that organic strawberries contained 8.5% more antioxidants than their conventionally grown counterparts. The proof is in the pudding—er, strawberries.
Love Child Organics embraces organic ingredients: every single ingredient you’ll find in a Love Child product is organic. That means that you can feel great about feeding your baby our delicious, nutritious baby food, toddler snacks, and all of our healthy products. Find out more about our food philosophies, or give us a shout — we love talking organic!