The baby food market of organic products has increased as more parents prefer high nutritional foods for their children! The quality of food largely depends on the baby’s health and the formation of proper eating habits. Natural and organic components make baby food even more valuable and safe, so many parents choose baby snacks marked “Organic.” Such products are subject to strict requirements, and manufacturers undergo several special tests in order to obtain organic certification.
What does “organic” mean when it comes to food raw materials? It is products obtained without “chemicals” and harm to the environment. Manufacturers use environmentally friendly agricultural methods, thanks to which the food contains 10-50% more vitamins and has a positive effect on the immune system, and is healthy for children.
Organic food for children – do kids really need it?
In the first years of life, children are especially sensitive to allergens and toxins, which are often chemical additives in food and its harmful components, including pesticides.
The growing body needs a lot of “building material” for harmonious development, and its quality affects physical and mental health. The level of intellectual development and the state of the nervous system is inextricably linked with the type of diet. Developmental indicators are reduced due to a lack of valuable micronutrients and an excess of carcinogens. Symptoms of this are rapid fatigue, increased or decreased nervous excitability.
An organic diet helps to improve the child’s immunity, reduces the number of chronic diseases that develop at an early age, and boosts energy and good humor. Food grown without chemical and hormonal processing has a higher nutritional value and has no detrimental effect on the human body.
Organic fruit and vegetable purees as a snack
Various “crunchies” are very popular among kids and their parents. Organic snacks are safe for the growing body. Now quite popular cereal and fruit bars, rice crackers, explicitly designed for babies from 12 months. They are small in size – just for children’s hands, made in the form of different figures or animals. These snacks are based on cereals rich in fiber. Due to this, the product is nutritious, well satiated, and satisfies hunger, while the natural fruit puree makes it sweeter.
In addition to crunchy snacks, a baby can be offered a baby fruit puree – this tandem is a good idea for a snack. Luckily, children enjoy eating fruit, and it is easier to introduce it into a child’s daily diet. And even if you or your toddler eats fruit, there is always the one you don’t like. Mixing several different fruits is the best way to teach your child about flavors and convince them that it’s worth trying them all. It is convenient to take baby food pouches on the go. First, even the smallest babies can cope with such packaging independently and will be able to eat on their own, without a spoon, under adult supervision. Secondly, they are easier and simpler to transport if there is a flight or a trip between main meals.
And the last tip: on vacation and at home, do not forget to set a positive example for your little one to form further healthy eating habits.