It could contain spores of nasty bacteria named Clostridium Botulinum, which causes Botulism. Since normal bowel flora in children under 12 months old has not yet fully established, this bacteria could colonize and produce a toxin, which causes “infant botulism”. The most common form of botulism in the USA is infant botulism with about 100 cases per year.
2) Eggs (especially egg whites):
They are common sources of allergy and eczema.
3) Nuts, especially peanuts:
There is a risk of choking on them, and also they could cause life – threatening allergic reactions.
4) Soy products:
They are common source of allergy in children. Also few studies indicate that isoflavones in soy may inhibit TPO (thyroid peroxidase) and interfere with normal function of the thyroid.
5) Low fat dairy products:
Nutritional needs of children are different than those of adults. Children require fats for optimal absorption of the vitamins A, D, E and K for their growth.
They contain a substantial amount of mercury, which could affect the growth of the nervous system in children.
7) Raw shellfish:
They could cause a dangerous food poisoning due to neurotoxin.
Abazar Habibinia, MD, DFN
Executive Director of Canadian Academy of Sports Nutrition
Published on May 19, 2015