I recently talked about how healthy and organic eating looks different for different families based on their priorities and the choices they make. And while I do believe that there are no hard and fast rules about how to eat or not eat, I do think there are some suggestions which we all would be wise to follow.
The reality is that there are a lot of things added to our food, or used as ingredients in our food, which really are not food at all, and should try to be avoided as much as possible. Especially for our children, who are more vulnerable to effects from chemicals and toxins on their developing immune, neurological, and hormone systems.
So, I wanted to share the five ingredients and food additives that our family tries to avoid as much as possible.
5 Ingredients to Avoid in Your Toddler’s Food
The best way to begin avoiding these additives and ingredients in your family’s food is to read the labels on everything before you buy it. You may be surprised to find some of these ingredients in places where you would least expect them, including “healthy” and “diet” foods.
Also, avoiding processed foods in general is another good place to start. As you begin reading labels, you’ll find these ingredients prevalent in processed, boxed, canned, and essentially “fake” foods. Choosing real, whole and organic foods, while still reading the ingredient labels, is one of the best ways to eliminate these dangerous food additives from your and your children’s diet.
Are there any specific food ingredients or additives you avoid for your family? What would you add to my list?
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