It's organic, so what's the problem?
Let's get something straight: Just because a processed, packaged food item says "organic" does not make it healthy. When you eat fruit normally, the fiber in the fruit help's the body's response to the natural sugar. But, in the baby food packets, the purees are obviously strained to create a smooth texture, lowering the fiber content. One of the packets had only 2 grams of fiber.
Another problem is that when fruits are a majority of the child's diet, or anyone's diet for that matter, they get used to their meals being sweet. This means, that in the future, as your child grows, they will be more likely to reach for sugary foods. It is important to develop their taste for vegetables from the beginning to avoid the development of diabetes and metabolic syndrome that are plaguing our country's youth.
Though they are organic, the process these foods are going through is obviously diminishing the phytonutrients (the nutrients that give food their color) and antioxidants. I am going to do a little experiment this weekend to really show you all the big difference. Stay tuned! :)
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