For Their Little Ones
When your baby is young and still developing, the quality of their solid food is extra important and will impact their long-term health. Choosing food recognized by the USDA as Organic is an important part of this. Here are five reasons why:
Organic Food is Grown and Processed without
the Use of Synthetic Fertilizers or Pesticides
Organizations suh as the American Academy of Pediatrics have warned parents for years about the negative effects of pesticide exposure. “Children encounter pesticides daily and have unique susceptibilities to their potential toxicity,” warned AAP in 2012. They went on to mention that “chronic health implications from both acute and chronic exposure are emerging.” This is concerning for parents who are trying to ensure they are providing their child with the healthiest foods to reduce their risk for medical conditions in the future. In fact, many of the pesticides used in nonorganic foods have been linked to conditions later in life such as problems with brain function, the central nervous system, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and cancers of the breast, colon, ovaries, and lungs, as exposed by the President’s Panel on Cancer 2008-2009 report.
It is essential that parents read food labels and look for organic baby foods to limit their child’s exposure to harmful substances. The USDA closely monitors the labeling of foods as “organic,” and these foods must meet certain federal guidelines to ensure they are not falsely advertising to parents. The term “organic” can be used to describe a food or product that has been produced without using:
Genetically Modified organisms
Imagine feeding yourself or your child food that was produced with sewage sludge!
“By regulating factors such as pest and weed control, animal raising practices, and soil quality, products can market themselves as organic and meet the high standards set forth by the USDA regulations.”
Infants and younger children are naturally more sensitive to the toxicity and the effects of pesticides than adults
Even after birth, a newborn is still developing. Their organs, nervous system, and brain are constantly changing to adapt to their new life outside of the womb. When babies are exposed to pesticides and other nonorganic elements, it can affect their liver and kidneys dramatically due to their inability to flush these elements through their body as effectively as an adult. “This makes even the smallest exposure to pesticides and synthetic fertilizers in growing foods even more harmful for the youngest of consumers.” Also, children consume more foods and beverages relative to their weight than adults;, meaning they will consume a “higher dose of pesticide residue when related to the amount of food eaten by adults.”
|Organic foods naturally taste better!|
|Because organic foods have higher antioxidant levels and lower levels of fertilizer and pesticide exposure during the growing phase, these organic plant foods are enhanced in taste as well! When plants are grown organically and are used to make solid foods for children, they have a more unique flavor and better taste and aroma than their nonorganic counterparts.|
Organic foods are more nutritious than nonorganic foods
Fruits, vegetables, and grains that have been raised on organic farmland also have a higher concentration of antioxidants.. In fact, in a study performed by the British Journal of Nutrition, or BJN, it was found that
Organic foods also contain higher levels of Omega-3’s which are critical to the development of the central nervous system and the brain. So choosing Organic may make your baby smarter!
It is also important to note that harmful toxic metal contaminants such as cadmium are approximately half that in organic foods than in conventional, nonorganic foods. The levels of nitrogen in organic food is also greatly reduced due to the avoidance of synthetic fertilizers, which can create extremely high levels of sugars and starches in these consumables.
Organic foods are becoming more
At Nosh, we understand how important it is for you to provide your children with healthy food, without a huge hit to the pocketbook. We believe that organic food doesn’t have to be out of reach. We offer premium foods at a not-so-premium price! All of our teething wafers and snacks are made with all natural, certified organic ingredients and fun flavors, all while standing up to the high standards of being labeled as USDA organic and non-GMO.
We offer a variety of Organic and Non-GMO snacks
for Babies and Toddlers!
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