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Were your first foods cheerios, oatmeal, or rice?

Well, I’m going to go ahead and state what should be the obvious- grains should not be a baby’s first food. Yes, these could be more bang for your buck, but they are less nutrient dense, increase the insulin response, and do nothing to support the gut flora and immune functions.

The human gut takes 18-24 months to form. The gut is responsible for at least 70% of the optimal function of the immune system. If the gut has to work over time to prevent intruders from breaking barriers, then it has no strength or energy to battle bad viruses or bacteria.

When you start to introduce foods to an infant, do so around 8-12 months. Breastfeed as long as you can, but if the little one shows interest in solid foods, then definitely expose him or her to some healthy solid foods. When exposing the little one to new foods, introduce one at a time and then wait a few days. Be on the look out for skin or digestive issues that could signal food sensitivity.

Fruits and vegetables are great first foods. An avocado is a great first food because it is good fat, it’s colorful, and it’s soft. Make your own baby food if possible. A food processor is a great investment. Ground up meat is a great source of protein for babies. Slightly cooked but mashed up vegetables are super easy for babies to consume and full of nutrients.

Remember, one food at a time and real whole foods.

More to come on this subject in the future. 

Workout

3 Rounds:

30 seconds max kb swings alternating arms (Russian)

30 seconds rest

30 seconds hollow hold or plank hold

30 seconds rest

30 seconds kb goblet squats

30 seconds rest

Modifications

  • Advanced: 35#, Intermediate : 26 , Beginner- 10#
  • Rest more if needed

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