There are enough foods that are soft enough for a baby who has firm gums to chew without teeth that there is no need to purée foods just to make them edible for toothless babies.
Though we can’t measure and report how well children are in tune with their bodies, we can measure ourselves and refrain from interfering with this process of growth, as important if not more so than numbers on a scale. This is the way our young become competent directors of their own eating.
One of the reasons it is important to eat the peel with fruits, vegetables and legumes, and to eat whole grains, is that the fiber and carbohydrates in any food are better utilized by the body when they are together.
When we drink milk of other animals, we are essentially getting is grasses and leaves (if the animals graze) chewed and predigested by those animals.
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Recipes for ragi porridge often list ingredients that we do not want to include in baby’s first food. This ragi porridge is so simple it hardly merits a recipe, but then some people won’t believe it can be done so simply unless they see it described in loving detail on a website, so here we go.
As Michael Pollan says, “If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.”