STUDY: Babies who ate more fruits and vegetables and fewer packaged foods were less likely to develop food allergies
DETAILS: University of Southampton in the UK did a study on over 1140 babies. They found that babies without food allergies scored higher than babies with allergies on a diet that was rich in healthy, often homemade, foods – including fruits, vegetables, poultry and fish – and scant on processed foods such as pre-made meals, potato chips, cook-in sauces and bacon. The analysis showed that the infants who were having more fruits and vegetables and less commercially produced baby foods and also less adult foods were the ones who were less likely to develop an allergy by the time they were two. It’s not that they didn’t have commercially-made baby foods, it’s just that they did not have them predominantly in their diet.
· We recommend that parents gives their kids primarily fresh fruits and vegetables.
· Avoid junk foods.
· Try to serve home-made meals
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology