Going organic can hardly be called a craze; the movement has not only stuck around long enough to transcend being a trend–science has also paid credence to the fact that non-organic mass-produced food comes with a hefty toxic price tag. And yet, the sheer expense of changing over to a healthier diet aligns itself with the ridiculous fads of the rich.
According to a new statement released by The Journal of the American Medical Association, feeding your baby eggs (4 to 6 months) and peanuts (4 to 11 months) can decrease the risk of him developing related allergies–and this has been reiterated by UK research, funded by the Food Standards Agency.
So statistics say that eating dinner together as a family helps kids to develop into emotionally adjusted, socially responsible, and just plain happier, adults. But how do you possibly create that conducive, feel-good familial atmosphere when every night at the table is an exercise in misery–born purely out of something so banal as toddler food refusal? Check outcoolmompicks.com‘s advice on how to turn down the heat during mealtimes, and help picky eaters to overcome their anxiety.
Kids are hardwired to be finicky and fussy when it comes to food; it’s a protective mechanism, and our casual attitude towards mealtimes is only because we’ve had years of exposure to a variety of tastes–our palates are desensitised to the pleasant surprise (or nasty shock) delivered by a heap of different foods.
According to a recent study, 2 out of 3 women aren’t sure how much they should be eating for a healthy pregnancy. There’s a good deal of nutritional do’s and don’t’s when it comes to housing a baby, but one particularly simple rule is pretty straightforward–being pregnant doesn’t mean a free pass to ‘eat for two’.