An estimated 1% of the U.S. subscribes to the Paleo Diet — a “caveman-style” dining plan that endorses eating only vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots, and meat.
Now, one enthusiast wants to bring the diet to babies.
Like Whole Foods in a blender
Offered by Serenity Kids, the baby food includes liquified uncured bacon and organic kale, has the highest meat content of any pouched baby food, and costs roughly 2.5x the price per ounce of a typical Gerber offering.
But it’s a concern whether a high-protein diet designed mostly for adult weight loss is right for babies. One Australian Chef has already gotten into legal trouble for publishing a Paleo cookbook for babies (dieticians warned it lacked some crucial nutrients babies need).
People have lost their minds… right?
This is a little tricky.
On one hand, Serenity Kids is developed by a woman who “discovered” that breast milk was “nature’s perfect food for infants”. Almost as if that were its sole purpose…
On the other hand, almost all current baby foods are indeed high-sugar fruit based products, while also lacking the healthy fat and protein recommended by doctors.
But at the end of the day, when we have to decide between feeding our babies pureéd organic kale and bacon or a product with 19 grams of sugar per 4-ounce serving, maybe it’s time to cool it on the extremes.
(via The Hustle)