What Is Organic Baby Food and Why Should I Care?

We all want our little ones to grow up with healthy and strong bodies and immune systems. The best way to ensure that happens is to start your child’s early years with a healthy, organic diet. Organic baby meals are grown and processed without genetic engineering, harmful pesticides or artificial flavors and colors. The animals raised for meat and dairy use in organic baby food are raised cruelty-free, without growth hormones and are fed organic diets. The end result is organic baby food that is all-natural and unprocessed.

Every organ in your baby’s body is growing, and it needs vitamins and nutrients to do that. Do you want your baby to absorb chemicals in the cells of their growing organs? That is exactly what happens when you feed your child food grown with pesticides and made with preservatives. Organic baby food is grown and processed without the use of any chemical additives. That means that no pesticides are used on the fruits and vegetables used in organic baby food. No artificial flavors, artificial colors, or preservatives are used while processing and packaging organic baby food. The obvious benefit of this is that none of these harmful additives are entering your baby’s growing body.

The fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy used in organic baby food are not genetically-engineered, which is generally used to grow produce as big and fast as possible. Growing food organically gives the fruits and vegetables more time to develop the flavor. That is why organic fruits and vegetables have a crisper, fresher taste than genetically-engineered food. In addition, fruits do not need an artificial sweetener or added sugar. Organically-grown fruit is sweet and delicious all on its own. Babies are still learning about what tastes are enjoyable. Feeding your baby organic baby food instead of bland, genetically-engineered food with artificial flavors and sweeteners ensures that as your child grows, the good, healthy food choices on which your child learns through you, stay an integral part of life from infancy through adulthood.

People have only been eating food grown using chemical pesticides and packed with preservatives for a few generations. Before that, people always ate organic food. It was called food. Everything was grown naturally. The benefit of eating genetically-enhanced food is a monetary one and is much greater for the manufacturer than the consumer. When vegetables and fruit are genetically-engineered, the flavor is lost. To give the food flavor, then, requires artificial flavors and sweeteners. This artificial flavoring pales in comparison to the natural flavors of food. After the food goes through all that processing, your body (and your child’s) consumes chemicals that were never meant for consumption. After starting an organic diet, people report having more energy, gaining a better physique and experiencing better general, over-all health. If you decide to feed your baby organic baby food, you give your child a healthy start to live that, hopefully, lasts a lifetime.