Variety has long been the spice of life. Now, it can also help keep your child safe.

Your baby may be consuming metal — and not just because they enjoy sucking on the cans they find in the pantry. One recent report claimed that 95% of baby foods contain toxic heavy metals including arsenic, cadmium, lead or mercury.

This alarming finding might have you wondering if you need to toss the jars of baby food in your pantry, or whether it’s time to buy that trendy machine so you can make your kiddo’s food from scratch.

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“At first glance, these reports are scary, but it’s important to take a step back and see the big picture,” says registered dietitian Evelyn Benden, RD.

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