We have been seeing, reading, and hearing a lot about organic food lately. Just this weekend, I was planning on going to the supermarket to do my regular grocery shopping. Before I could do that, though, a friend of mine called me up and invited me to go to a local specialty market with her for a change. She was raving about the organic food that we could buy there instead of the regular stuff at the supermarket.
Probably like you, I have an idea what organic food is all about. I am not so sure as of yet as to whether there really is a need for organic food, especially for babies and children. Countless other children have grown up to become healthy adults and they probably didn’t have organic food. Why should I make that shift?
Colleen Hurley, a certified kid’s nutrition specialist, wrote an article about this at Baby Mum-mum. She is a firm believer in going organic. I found some of the reasons she gave to be quite convincing.
Protects children: babies and children are far more susceptible to toxicity than adults. Little one’s have more skin surface are per body size, have still developing detoxifying systems, and have more sensitive skin. Many side effects of toxins can take several years to develop, so starting your baby on organic foods from the start can ensure a healthy future.
It tastes better: if you don’t believe us, try your taste test with an organic piece of fruit and conventional one to see for yourself.
I think that next time, I shall give organic food a try and see for myself. I still am not sure about going organic all the way, though. What about you, what do you think of feeding your babies only organic food?
Photo courtesy of svanes
Originally posted on July 27, 2008 @ 7:33 pm