Despite of fact conventional food is considered safe, many parents use more and more organic food for their kids. Many are even making their own baby food from organic ingredients. Since last year, according to marketing statistics, sales of organic baby food have jumped nearly 18 percent, double the overall growth of organic food sales. Especially new parents or expecting mothers, switch the diet of their children to organic food.
The concern regarding children food is that they are more vulnerable to toxins in their diets. As children grow rapidly, their organs and brains are forming and they eat more for their size than adults do.
A study targeting kids whose diets were changed from regular to organic found that their pesticide levels decreased almost immediately. The level of pesticide detected in the children remained imperceptible until their diets were switched back to conventional food.
Eating organic is definitely not cheap. Buy fruits and vegetables known to have lower pesticide residues. Scientists say the lowest pesticide levels are found in asparagus, avocados, broccoli, bananas, cauliflower, onions, sweet corn, kiwi, mangos, papaya, pineapples and sweet peas.
On the other hand, the highest pesticide levels, meanwhile, are found in apples, bell peppers, cherries, celery, imported grapes, nectarines, pears, peaches, potatoes, red raspberries, spinach, and strawberries.
Valerian D is a freelance writer specialized in health issues aiming to direct medical attention [http://www.mens-health-events.info/concern.php] to elementary questions like baby food.