Many doubt whether the higher prices for organic products are really worth it.
Our team at the Organic Baby Food Shop says "Absolutely!" and here is why:
There are many studies that prove the benefits of eating organic food versus normal food for both women during their pregnancy as well as babies. For example, a study published by EHP ( Environmental Health Perspectives) found that mothers who consumed non-organic food during their pregnancies gave birth to newborns with harmful toxins in their bodies, making them much more vulnerable to health problems in the future. To name just one danger, these very unhealthy chemicals increase the chances of developing neurological damages in babies that have been exposed to these chemicals for a longer period of time. The good news is, after switching to a 100% organic diet, the toxins disappeared from the babies’ bodies.
Conventional farmers not only use pesticides to destroy diseases and pests, but also inject their livestock with hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and medicine that includes painkillers and antibiotics. This greatly influences the quality of their milk. Scientists found as many as 20 painkillers, antibiotics and chemicals in a single glass of non organic milk. These pesticides, hormones and harmful meds are then passed to our babies’ bodies through the consumption of the milk.
They do, but the pesticides come from natural sources such as certain types of plants. Organic farmers such as Holle’s are prohibited from using artificial fertilizers, synthetic chemical pesticides and any external alteration through chemicals in their animals. Holle’s organic farmers reach their quality through natural animal care, raising their cows biodynamically, in small herds and only eat a diet naturally rich in organic hay and greenery.
This form of husbandry ensures that the cows are strong and healthy. The natural way in which Demeter-certified cows are raised greatly influences the nutritional value of their milk. Biodynamic milk has a high vitamin E and beta-carotene content. It is also naturally high in essential omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and of course are chemical and hormone free.
Organic baby food can be more expensive than non-organic baby food, but it limits babies' exposure to very harmful chemicals and hormones during the most sensitive time of their lives, preventing illness in the future. Organic baby food is also richer in nutrients, vitamins, Omega 3 and 6 and beta carotene content. So independently if you choose to go organic due to environmental concerns and a desire to avoid pesticide residue and chemicals, your baby’s health will benefit from it greatly now and in the future.
Please let us know if you have questions about any of our organic formulas and milk, we will be happy to share our knowledge with you.
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