“Radical” Reasons for Antioxidant Rich Baby
Babies are big eaters (relative to their size) and fast growers. Because of this, they use
lots of oxygen that helps cells metabolize food into the energy that is necessary for development.
A natural outcome of this process is the production of free radicals - cells that are missing an
electron on their outer shell. Left unchecked, these free radicals will look to “steal back” that
electron from other cells including DNA, proteins, and fats. These free radicals can interfere with
healthy growth and development.
Fortunately there are protectors that can help prevent free radical damage. These
protectors are antioxidants. Antioxidants donate electrons back to free radicals, thus preventing
damage to other cells. Antioxidants also help reduce the damage to the body caused by
chemicals and pollutants. Certain fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants including
vitamins A and C.
Nursing moms who eat a diet abundant in fruits and vegetables and other foods containing
antioxidants foods provide their babies with antioxidant rich milk. To provide weaning babies with
some of the antioxidant protection they’ve been afforded by mother’s milk or enriched formula,
Earth’s Best developed a line of baby foods rich in vitamins A and C and phytochemicals
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin which the body cannot store. That means you need a
continuous supply of such vitamins in your daily diet. A daily jar of Earth’s Best Antioxidant Baby
Food, such as Carrot Tomato, is a delicious way for babies to get this important vitamin as well as
develop a taste for antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables. (link to product here)
Vitamin A is required for a vast number of biological processes like vision and cellular growth, and
recommended daily amounts should be assured, particularly in children. Vitamin A deficiency
may compromise immunity making you are more susceptible to infectious diseases and vision
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