According to a new report by “Healthy Babies Bright Futures” baby food may have traces of toxic heavy metals.
The report looked at 168 baby foods.
95 percent of the brands tested contained toxic metals that can pose serious threats to healthy brain development in children.
Experts say even trace amounts of those toxins can have a huge impact on a developing brain including IQ loss and ADHD behavior affects.
Experts in the study recommend you take three key steps to limit exposure.
The first step is to reduce rice.
The report found foods with the most arsenic, a toxic metal, were rice cereals, and rice-based snacks.
The second step is to avoid juice because it’s a significant source of heavy metals.
And the third step is to add variety.
Experts say parents tend to feed babies the same thing, like carrot and sweet potatoes, which according to the report are among the most contaminated.
Experts say replace them with other veggies.