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Best Organic Baby Food Brands

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Best Organic Baby Food Brands

Organic baby food is becoming popular and many of the best brands are frozen. This is because manufacturers are leaving behind the old way of canned preservation foods so that they are able to keep in more flavor and nutrients.

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Here is a look at the best organic baby food brands.

Tastybaby Frozen Organic Foods

Tastybaby knows how to make delicious foods as one of the creators of this brand was trained at Le Cordon Bleu. Tastybaby is available in three stages. The first stage has single ingredients that are blended into a super smooth consistency. The second stage is also smooth, but contains more complex flavors. The third stage is chunkier and contains a lot of protein.

Plum Organics Frozen Baby Food

Plum Organics is a frozen baby food that aims to reproduce the type of food that you would make at home for your baby if you were choosing your own organic products and creating your own baby food that is organic.

Once these baby foods are cooked, they are quickly frozen so that they are able to retain many of the nutrients, flavors and textures. The baby food that they offer is divided by age. Small babies will get smooth tastes and toddlers will enjoy more complex meals.

Gerber Organics Baby Foods

Gerber Organics actually went through a re-branding so that parents know straight away that their baby food is organic. This baby food is categorized by age ranges, those being 1st foods, 2nd foods and 3rd foods and they come in 26 flavors.

Gerber Organics also offers organic infant cereal, apple juice and fruit snacks for toddlers.

Earth’s Best Organic Baby and Toddler Foods

This organic baby food comes as the traditional jarred baby food, so they are easy to store and come in a number of flavors. They offer a range from infant formula to basic vegetable and fruit purees to chunkier foods for toddlers.

They also offer a Sesame Street line of toddler food that includes organic pizzas, cereals and pastas.

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Facts about Organic Food

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Here are some interesting facts about organic food.

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  1. The word organic refers to the way of growing agricultural products or raising livestock. It also involves the processes that are used to uphold the farm and the high set of standards that guarantees certain practices are used in food and non-food products.
  1. There has been widespread encouragement for shoppers to lower their intake of pesticides by buying the 12 most contaminated produce organic.
  1. Animals have to be raised without the use of synthetic growth hormones or antibiotics. Also the feed has to be 100% organic, safe, and clean and they need cage free living in order to be organic.
  1. Foods that have USDA Organic label may have up to 100% organic ingredients included.
  1. Organic farmers will have to utilize insect traps, predator insects, careful crop selection and beneficial microorganisms that will help in controlling pests.
  1. Products that are labeled organic may have a higher price due to the production process.
  1. There are many organic and free-range farms that pack animals together in sheds and lots for profit increase.
  1. There are government standards in place that certify organic foods and these meet the high standard of how the food is grown, handled and processed.
  1. There are products that contain at least 70% organic ingredients might say made with organic ingredients, but do not use the seal.

 

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Natural and Organic Make Up

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Natural and Organic Make Up

If organic living is important to you, then you may want to take a look at these natural and organic make up brands and what products of theirs are the best.

Living Nature

Living Nature has been on the market for over 25 years and has definitely learnt how to do organic makeup right. Living Nature uses 100% natural ingredients that have no chemicals or synthetic preservatives.living nature

If you are looking for an all-natural liquid foundation, then the offering from Liquid Nature can’t be beat. It applies smoothly and looks natural with a great cover.

The Living Nature lipsticks will keep your lips moist with a long lasting color.

Physician’s Formula Organic Wear

Physician’s Formula is 100% natural and 80% of these ingredients is organic. They are also an affordable organic makeup.

If you love the look and finish of a BB Cream, then the Physician’s Formula Bendable BB cream is one to have as it is made up from all natural ingredients with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.

Mascara is an essential makeup product and Physician’s Formula offers a complete selection that does not contain chemical solvents. There mascara is made up from natural biopolymers, natural preservatives and natural color pigments.

Sephora Natural and Organic Makeup

Sephora is a well-known makeup company and they have a great range of natural and organic makeup.

The Bite Beauty Matte Cream Lip Crayons come in a variety of colors that go on smooth and last all day. These lip crayons are not made with parabens, sulfates or phthalates.

Tata Harper

Tata Harper is dedicated to the environment and uses 100% natural ingredients. The products that you can get are also fresh as they only create small batches.

Tata Harper’s long lasting lip and cheek tint is a must if you want to brighten your look with a splash of color. Natural pigments are combined with natural anti-aging technology that will add a youthful glow.

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care is a German company that is known for their natural makeup.

Their liquid eyeliner comes in brown and black and is smooth and easy to apply. It is made with neem extract, rose and jojoba. The liquid eyeliner will never smudge and has been certified that it is free from any synthetic ingredients or preservatives.

There is a whole range of organic and natural makeup that you can get whether you are looking for lip color, eye makeup or face makeup.

 

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Fight Aging with these Organic Products

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Fight Aging with these Organic Products

You are able to combat the signs of aging with these organic products.

Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Serum

The Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Serum has a full 35 organic ingredients that all work to combat the signs of aging. The production of collagen is aided with the orange blossom peptides and date palm extract. Tiny spheres of pomegranate extract help in trapping moisture on the skin. This serum will make you feel like you have had a mini face lift after applying it.

Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Treatment

Everyone knows that exfoliation is the key to younger skin, but scrubs can be harsh and peels are not very ecofriendly. With the Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Treatment you will get a light exfoliation. This cleanser is a combination of a cream and oil formula that dissolves makeup, oil and dirt that will leave your skin feeling hydrated. You will receive a cloth with the treatment that will remove dirt but is gentle on your skin.

Jurlique Purifying Foaming Cleanserjurlique

If your face feels tight and dry after you have washed it then it’s a sign that your cleanser is too harsh. The Jurlique Purifying Foaming Cleanser looks at balancing your skin with witch hazel and calendula and rose extract will moisturize your skin. Other ingredients are all natural and include grape seed, green tea and turmeric, which aim to protect your skin from damage and aging.

Suki Transformative Cleansing Clay

This product is amazing as it does more than one task and is 100% vegan. As a cleanser it is able to reduce oil and redness, you can use it as a mask where it will calm and minimize pores and it can be used as a treatment for spots. The combination of clay and kaolin with tea tree oil rose and calendula makes this product suitable for all skins young and mature.

Intelligent Nutrients certified Organic Anti-Aging Serum

This organic anti-aging product is made with many oils including argan, safflower and acai. Even though it contains these oils it is light and your skin will absorb it quickly without leaving any oily residue. The hydration that it offers plumps lines on contact and the antioxidants will increase the radiance of your skin and improve the texture.

Intelligent Nutrients Plant Stem Cell Science Renewal Complex Target Treatment

This organic product is made from coneflower, edelweiss and pennywort stem cells which creates a powerhouse of anti-aging. Intelligent Nutrients Plant Stem Cell Science Renewal Complex is vegan, gluten free and free of cruelty. You will be able to attack those frown lines and feel and look younger organically.

 

 

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Organic Foods that are worth it

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Here are organic foods that are worth the money and tips for these foods if you choose not to buy organic

Apples

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The Food and Drug Administration says that there are more pesticides found on apples then other fruit or vegetable. In one test it showed that were as many as seven chemicals detected on a single apple.

If you choose not to buy organic apples then peel your apple and also look for apples that come from New Zealand as these are treated with half as many pesticides.

Baby Foods

Elson M. Haas, M.D. the author of ‘The Staying Healthy Shopper’s Guide’ says that a child’s immune, nervous and detoxification system are less developed then an adults and are then more susceptible to the effects of pesticides. Baby foods that contain apples, peaches and green beans are treated with chemicals, but you are able to get organic baby foods.

If you choose not to go organic with baby food then make your own puree with organic fruits and veggies.

Butter and Milk

The grains that are consumed by dairy cows are heavily treated with chemicals and still have presence in milk and other dairy products.

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupes often contain five of the longest lasting chemicals and one of these is dieldrin which is a highly toxic and carcinogenic insecticide. It was however banned in 1974, but residues are still found in soils which is taken up through the roots and absorbed into the edible part of the cantaloupe.

If you choose to go non-organic then you need to thoroughly wash the outside of a melon.

Cucumbers

The Environmental Working Group found that cucumbers were second in cancer risk and 12th in most contaminated food.

If you choose to go non-organic then peel the cucumbers as the waxes which are used to make the skin shiny tend to hold chemicals.

Grapes

Grapes ripen fast and tend to mold and attract insects, this means that growers hit them with multiple applications of various chemicals.

Grapes that are grown domestically usually have fewer chemicals.

Green Beans

There are more than 60 pesticides registered for use on green beans according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Go for fresh beans if you go no organic and wash them well.

 

 

Organic Bread and a Yummy Tomato Bread Recipe

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Organic Bread and a Yummy Tomato Bread Recipe

When we look at organic bread we first need to know the benefits of organic bread. There are many manufactures of organic bread that do not even use yeast in their recipes. Instead they allow the bread to rise naturally on its own. This process does take a lot longer, but yeast free bread is easier to digest.

Organic breads that contain at least ½ a cup of oat bran can help in reducing cholesterol.

Many organic types of bread are also dairy free which make them ideal for lactose intolerants and for those following a vegan diet.

Fresh organic bread is thought to be soft, but in actual fact should feel firm. Soft bread could contain preservatives and additives to make it soft according to burningbread2005.com.

There different types of organic breads that can be made include white, whole wheat and multigrain. Some of the best organic breads are speciality breads that include breads with basil, olives, sun dried tomatoes, walnuts, cheese and other such flavours.

Tomato Bread Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 8 Ounces of Strong Whole Meal Flour
  • 12 Ounces of Strong White Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Fresh Yeast
  • Olive Oil
  • Chopped Dried Tomatoes
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Tomato Puree
  • Dried Oregano

Directions

  1. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of sugar in ½ pint of warm water
  2. When the sugar is dissolved, mix ½ ounce of fresh yeast in. This will need to sit for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Place 12 ounces of strong white flour and 8 ounces of strong whole meal flour into a large mixing bowl. Add the yeast mixture to the flours and mix. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the mix.
  4. Knead the dough well and then cover with a kitchen towel. Leave the dough in a warm place for an hour to rise.
  5. In a bowl put 1 ounce of chopped dried tomatoes. Boil water and pour over the dried tomatoes. Leave these to sit for 15 minutes and then drain.
  6. Add a tablespoon of tomato puree, one crushed garlic clove and ½ a teaspoon of dried oregano to the sun dried tomatoes.
  7. Knead the dough again and make it into a rectangle and spread the tomato mixture over the dough.
  8. Roll the dough and divide it in half.
  9. Place the halves in an oiled loaf tin and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  10. The oven should be preheated to 230 degrees Celsius (450 digress Fahrenheit). The bread needs to bake for 35 minutes.