There’s more than yams in that jar! Consumer Reports tested baby foods from several well-known manufacturers and found heavy metals in the food we are feeding to our most precious children.
It’s very concerning that “worrisome” levels have been found in many products and some are even considered “potential health risks”. Organic baby foods are no exception.
The FDA reminds us that some heavy metals are in the soil and, therefore, will be in the food. Nice thought! Some baby food manufacturer’s products contain very low amounts of heavy metals. Hmmm. That would infer that it is entirely possible to reduce the amount of heavy metals in the food.
Babies and children are at particular risk because they consume more food per pound of body weight than an adult and they’re growing.
Heavy metals accumulate in the body over time and can cause a wide range of health problems. Headaches, infertility, anxiety, memory problems, digestive problems, and autoimmune diseases are some of the symptoms of heavy metal overload. It’s very difficult to diagnose based on symptoms, but there are tests to determine the level of heavy metals in the body.
Heavy metal overload can be treated, but the best course of action is PREVENTION!