Why choose organic during pregnancy?

As a pregnant mother it is important you eat the right foods to enable your baby to grow healthily. Organic milk has more essential fatty acids than non organic milk – research has shown that up to 67% more. So why is this important? Fatty acids are an essential part of our diet because we can not produce them ourselves. They play an important function in brain and foetal development.

Toxicopathologist Dr Vyvyan Howard, a member of the government's advisory committee on pesticides, is concerned about the potential health effects of multiple pesticide residues on food and believes 'there is sufficient evidence already that the pesticide cocktail effect is producing changes. Exposure to chemicals that disrupt hormones in the womb could be the cause of the decreased age of puberty in girls and early onset of puberty is linked to a greater chance of developing breast cancer later in life.'

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