There's yet another great reason to try your hand at making homemade baby food - a recent study shows that...
There's yet another great reason to try your hand at making homemade baby food - a recent study shows that many baby foods on the market, even organics may offering your baby some unhealthy extras.
According to a piece at Alternative Health Journal, the food and farming group, Sustain, recently sponsored the Children’s Food Campaign that took a look at 107 different types of baby food and many came up full of stuff your baby does not need. The study showed that many baby foods on the market contain trans fat and can be as much as 29 percent sugar. Earth’s Best, an organic baby food company, was noted as being especially high in sodium. Another issue pointed out by the study is that the healthiest baby foods tended to be the hardest to find in stores, such as Little Lettice, an organic baby food found to be healthy, low in sodium, and comes packaged in eco-friendly, safe packaging, but it's not found outside the state of Massachusetts. Oh what to do... Well, as we talk about a lot here at P&B, homemade baby food is easier than you think to make and most likely the healthiest choice for your baby, if you're not adding stuff like extra salt and fat (which I know you wouldn't do). Learn more about homemade baby food options:
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- Beaba Babycook - make healthy and fast homemade baby food