Organic food

Vegetables: To Eat, Or Not To Eat?

Everyone has heard their parents tell them to always eat their vegetables, and every parent knows the struggle of getting their children to eat healthy foods. But how do we know that the vegetables we eat are as healthy as we are made to believe they are? Studies have shown that celery, lettuce, spinach and sweet bell peppers have some of the highest pesticide amounts in grown vegetables, and it is exponentially better to buy or grow them organically. With that being said, there are a fair amount of vegetables that are safe to cook and consume, having been grown in the conventional method. Broccoli, Cabbage, Asparagus, Peas, Corn and Onions have been proven to be some of the safest vegetables one could eat. They have been tested as having the least amount of pesticide volumes. Eating fresh vegetables is highly important because they provide you with the energy one needs to make it through the day, and they provide a strong supply of vitamins and nutrients that the body craves. Juicing is a method that has been proven best when it comes to extracting the much needed nutrients.

Studies have shown that organically grown vegetables are the vegetables usually come from local farms and produce stands, and they’re generally the vegetables that do not come in contact with pesticides, fertilizers, sewage, and anything that might be considered modified. Organically grown vegetables tend to have the most nutrients and they tend to be the very best in quality. Alright, so maybe our kids don’t necessarily know or understand that vegetables are a vital and very important food group, and maybe they don’t understand that our bodies need the essential vitamins and nutrients that fresh and organic vegetables provide, but there can be absolutely no denying the fact that the body truly does need vegetables in order to remain healthy. And this isn’t even taking into consideration what is actually in vegetables that have been grown around and exposed to pesticides and other methods of fertilizers. The chemicals have been proven to be particularly damaging to one’s nervous system, and has even been linked to causing miscarriages and infertility.

Everyone needs their vegetables, and some might need them just a little bit more than others. The tricky part comes with getting them to eat them all without putting up much of a struggle. And you’re left with one very important question. To eat, or not to eat?

Tips On Using Organic Baby Food

Making your own baby food from organic fruits and vegetables is healthier for you child than buying store bought baby food. Homemade baby food is very simple to make. There are many reasons why homemade baby food is superior.

First of all, organic produce is chemical free. Homemade baby food is safer for your child. Since organic produce is free from harmful pesticides and toxins, it is a great choice to use for baby food. This also makes homemade baby food more nutritious and wholesome. When you use fresh produce to make baby food, your child is getting all the natural vitamins contained in the fruit and vegetables. Additionally, homemade baby food does not have any extra sugar or salt in the recipe. You know exactly what is in your baby’s food when you make it yourself. Making your own baby food will also save you money.

In order to make your own baby food, you must first select the produce you want to use. The next step is to wash the fruit. If you are making baby food from produce that is hard, such as apples, you may need to cook it first. While cooking it, use as little liquid as possible.

After the produce is soft, you can blend it, puree it or mash it. As your child gets older, the consistency of your homemade baby food should get thicker.

In order to make preparing baby food as seamless as possible, fix produce the rest of your family can eat too. It will save you time. Serve older members of your family whole produce, while you are preparing the same produce to be made into baby food.

An important tip to remember is to only feed your child the amount of food they can eat at one setting. If there is some baby food left over, you will want to throw it away. Otherwise, the baby’s saliva could cause bacteria to grow in the baby food.

Make sure to keep your baby’s food refrigerated in air tight containers. If you do not think you will be able to finish the food within a few days, you can freeze it. Putting the food in ice cube trays will keep them fresh. They can last as long as 8 months frozen.

Preparing your child’s own homemade baby food is healthier, more efficient and easy to do. The benefits outweigh the convenience of buying pre-packaged baby food from the grocery store.