May 8, 2009, Newsletter Issue #149: Reasons To Choose Organic Baby Food.

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The organic baby food market is one of the fastest growing areas of the baby food market in part because parents who want the best for their babies are switching over from using conventional baby food at alarming rates. Studies have shown that pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and other toxins are in non-organic products, especially items such as baby food. These chemicals are concentrated in baby food because of the condensation of the fruits and vegetables. These toxic chemicals can cause problems to the developing immune system, the central nervous system and the hormonal systems of infants. Studies have also shown that these chemicals can be passed to a fetus from their mothers blood supply, however even if you didnít start out on the organic bandwagon it is not too late to begin eating organic foods or feeding your baby organic baby foods. Another advantage to organic baby foods is that they generally will not contain salt, preservatives, dairy products or sugars and can be gluten free. For parents who wish to make their own baby food, it is an easy process. You will need a blender, as well as organic fruits and vegetables of your choice. Even though they are organic, be sure to wash them well. Steam, bake or broil the food to the consistency that your baby prefers, then put it in a blender and give it a whirl. You can add a bit of lemon juice or water to add flavor and make it smoother. Strain the food to remove any remaining peels or chunks. Once this is done simply fill ice cube trays with the mixture and freeze. Once the food is frozen, place the cubes in individual jars, one per jar and put the jars in the freezer. When it is time to feed your baby, simply remove the jars and heat the food up.

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