FAQ’s Vivalicious Baby smoothies

Why choose a vegan omega-3 algae oil?

Vegan omega-3 from algae is the obvious choice for the environmentally conscious.

There is simply not enough fish in the oceans for everyone to get their omega-3 from fish. Over-fishing is already an issue on a global scale.

Vegan omega-3 from algae is the healthy choice for all.

We want all infants and toddlers to eat omega-3, including those that are allergic to, or choose not to eat fish. Lately it has also become known that farmed fish are often fed antibiotics which isn’t something that we want in our products. Also, fish oil sometimes contains impurities such as mercury, E.coli, staph, salmonella, yeast, and mould.

Wild fish gets the Omega 3 from algae but farmed fish don’t

Just like humans, fish don’t produce omega-3. Wild fish get their omega-3 from the microscopic algae that they eat. However, most of the fish we consume is farmed fish, who’s main food source is processed fish food made with grains and other food sources that aren’t found in the ocean. Omega-3 from algae or oil from other fish is added to the processed food to give the fish omega-3. I.e. in the best case, the fish get their omega-3 from the same source that we have gone to. We have cut out the “middle man” and gone straight to the source, the microalgae.

Seaweed and algae are important sources of omega-3 for people on a vegetarian or vegan diet, as they are one of the few plant groups that contain DHA and EPA.

Why are oats so good for infants and toddlers?

Oats are a single grain food that are easy on your baby's digestive system. They help promote fullness and a healthy appetite while preventing gas. Many babies tend to experience constipation when they start new foods. Oatmeal is a fiber-rich food that acts as a natural laxativ.

1. High in Fiber and Nutrients

Oatmeal contains high amounts of fiber, magnesium, iron and zinc. As your baby grows, they will need to eat foods that contain more nutrients and vitamins than those just found in breast milk, formula and cow’s milk alone. Oatmeal is a great way to introduce textures because the oats are soft, but still retain their structure. Oatmeal's strong nutritional profile will aid in baby's growth and development.

2. Gentle on Digestion

It is recommended for babies to start solid foods when they reach six months of age. Oats are a single grain food that are easy on your baby’s digestive system. They help promote fullness and a healthy appetite while preventing gas

3. Prevents Constipation

Many babies tend to experience constipation when they start new foods. Oatmeal is a fiber-rich food that acts as a natural laxative to help prevent constipation. The fiber in oatmeal adds bulk to their stools to make the bowel movement process easier and gentler.

4. Blends Well With Other

Foods You are not limited in how you prepare oatmeal for your baby. You can mix fruits, vegetables and other foods into it to make it more flavorful and exciting for your baby to enjoy. You can also use it to help with the introduction of other new solids, like mashed banana or mashed berry.

5. Promotes Health

Oats contain high amounts of protein and other healthy ingredients that can help boost your child’s immunity and improve the condition and appearance of their hair and skin. It is also a good source of energy.

Why choose organic baby smoothies than non-organic baby smoothies?

Organic produce carries significantly fewer pesticide residues than does conventional produce. Some people might buy organic baby food to limit their babies' exposure to these residues — since infants might be more susceptible to harm potentially caused by pesticides than are adults.

They look very similar and most often taste very similar, too. Organic foods typically contain the same amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals as non-organic foods. Typically, foods that are organic contain fewer pesticides, fewer multi-drug resistant bacteria and no genetically modified organisms or foods.