There are a lot of decisions you make as a parent that can affect the health of your kid, and what to feed them is one of the biggest. And there is a lot of debate regarding does baby food can be free from preservatives.
First, let’s see What are preservatives
Preservatives are natural or man-made chemicals that are added to foods to stop them from spoiling. The nutritional value of the food decreases because of adding preservatives to it.
The side effects of Preservatives includes
1. One of the harmful effects of preservatives could be a trigger for breathing problems, asthma, bronchitis.
2. They could contain BHA and BHT food additives which could be cancer-causing.
3. Preservatives could cause obesity.
4. It can also cause side effects like Weakness, low level of red blood cells, Allergic reactions.
So can baby food products be preservatives free?
Most pre-packed baby foods found in the market contain just the ingredients listed on the label and no additional preservatives. Baby food should not include any kind of preservatives, salt, sugar, additives, flavors, colors. It is very important to check that the food that you are giving to your baby is preservatives free and does not contain any additives in it.