There is so much sugar and processed ingredients in our food these days that it is hard to even avoid. However, with the right amount of dedication and knowledge, you can eat completely organically – just like baby Grace.
Grace Cooper is a two and a half year old baby girl who has never eaten a gram of processed sugar in her entire life. These days it is amazing that her parents were able to keep processed sugar out of Grace’s system because it is hidden in so many different “foods”.
For example, a study performed by reuters.com stated that they found trace amounts of potentially dangerous chemicals in leading baby formula products. They found trace amounts of melamine in baby formula, melamine is a chemical used to make plastics, and it was found in one type of baby formula sold in the united States. However, there have been many babies in China that were either sickened or died from the chemically polluted baby formula. Of course, it is always better to breastfeed, what about feeding your baby after those stages?
All the baby food products on the market these days claim to be organic, healthy, and 100% fruit or veggies. But they are actually the opposite. Some leading baby foods are filled with preservatives and processed sugar. They are ridiculously unhealthy for your baby, and you are always better off making your child’s food from home. Although it takes a little more time and is a little more expensive, it is well worth it in the long run for your baby. Take Grace Cooper for example!
Shan, Grace’s mom told the Daily Mail that once Grace is old enough to understand why Shan doesn’t like these foods for her, she will give her the choice to remain on the diet or not. “If she eats a piece of bread I’m not going to have a conniption,” Shan told the Daily Mail when the girl was only 13 months old. “She’s going to go to kids’ parties and eat what’s there. I’m never going to go to Grace, ‘You can’t eat anything at this party, but I packed you some kale, here you go.’
Shan has struggled with food allergies all of her life, and had already redesigned her diet to allow herself to function at maximum capacity. She cut out dairy, gluten, and of course, processed foods. So it was only natural that her fruit-and-veg loaded diet would carry over to her child.
Cooper insists that this nutrient heavy diet is responsible for Grace’s strong immune system. Grace plays with children who have runny noses and coughs, but unlike those children, she doesn’t get sick. As a matter of fact, Grace has only ever come down with one cold in her entire life.
“She’ll be old enough to know she can choose whatever she wants to eat. She’ll probably come home jacked up on sugar and cake and say, ‘mum I don’t feel very well’
And next time instead of eating 12 cupcakes she might only eat three. Females particularly have enough problems with eating disorders… I want Grace to eat what makes her feel good.”
I think that is all any of us want for our children, we want them to feel good. It is as simple as one day at a time, maybe you will wake up one day and decide that you no longer want to eat the foods that are weighing you down. Will you make the switch?