Detox For Your Dog? Yes, With Antioxidants For Dogs
It’s funny how one thing can lead to another. I started a 21-day detox eating nothing but delicious and healthy raw food. The purpose is to rid my body of the toxins that are weighing it down. Toxins constantly bombard us and my body is exhausted from them! So this got me thinking about what I’m feeding my dogs, not only their food but their snacks as well. It’s not that I’m interested in a concoction that will rid them of toxins, but I want to feed them foods that are rich in antioxidants for dogs.Why am I interested in antioxidants for dogs? Cells produce free radicals as a damaging byproduct of normal cell activity. Too many free radicals may be a cause of inflammation, aging and other degenerative conditions. The beauty of antioxidants is that they can reduce cell damage by stabilizing free radicals.
Kale, Collard Greens, Spinach, Green Beans, Parsley, BasilAccording to Lucy Postins, the founder of Honest Kitchen these vegetables help to slow the signs of aging by cleaning up the products of cellular oxidation. The vegetables and herbs above are rich in chlorophyll and contain the antioxidant lutein. But, what about Kale & Spinach? Talk about a wonder food! Both have high amounts of fiber, calcium, protein and vitamins A, C and K. There is no other vegetable source that can match this mighty duo of antioxidants for dogs!
Cranberries, Cherries, PomegranateRed and orange fruits and vegetables are incredibly rich in carotene. Wow! Lycopene provides the red pigment in cranberries, cherries and pomegranate and this little ingredient is particularly effective at quenching the destructive free radical singlet oxygen. As pet owners it’s vitally important to become more educated about diet and nutrition. Currently, antioxidants are becoming a major focus of the pet industry and many companies are including these in their dog food and treats. Do your pet a favor and include these nutrients that are rich antioxidant foods in your pet's diet today. Find a company you respect and trust that includes these food sources, or supplement your pet's diet with real food. Either way, your pet will thank you for this major change in their life. Now, I prepare my food and share the goodies with my doodles!