People are often surprised when they see our dog meals contain fruits and vegetables.
While dogs do require meat, they are omnivores, which means they are able to digest both meat and plant products. Dogs have been eating our leftovers for thousands of years, and they have adapted to our diets.
They also derive the same benefits as we do from eating fruits and vegetables. Let’s take a closer look at these ingredients.
Beets – Supports immune system, brain health, bone health, and detoxifies the body; protects against cancer and inflammation.
Broccoli – Promotes digestion, liver health, healthy coat, detoxification, metabolism, immunity, and bone and teeth health; prevents chronic diseases, allergy symptoms, and inflammation.
Cabbage – Promotes vision, weight loss, bone health, healthy coat, detoxification; prevents inflammation.
Carrots – Promotes eyesight, immunity, digestion, oral health; treats macular degeneration, heart disease, and diabetes.
Cauliflower – Promotes cardiovascular health, bone health, healthy coat, detoxification, electrolyte balance, immunity; prevents and treats oxidative stress, cancer, nervous disorders, and colitis.
Ginger Root – Antioxidant; aids digestion; reduces nausea (including chemotherapy-induced nausea), inflammation, muscle pain and soreness, arthritis, blood sugar, and cancer.
Green Beans – High in fiber; treats GI issues; lowers risk of diabetes, heat disease, and metabolic syndrome.
Kale – Antioxidant; detoxifies the body and provides cardiovascular support; high in fiber, calcium, and iron; prevents cancer and inflammation.
Pumpkin – Promotes digestive health, urinary health, weight loss; high in fiber; prevents constipation and diarrhea.
Spinach – Promotes brain function, cardiovascular health, eyesight, neurological health, strengthens muscles; reduces risk of cataracts, macular degeneration, and inflammation.
Turmeric – Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, improves brain function and relieves arthritis pain; prevents and treat cancer, prevents aging.
Yellow Squash – High in fiber; promotes digestive health, urinary health, weight loss, bone health, and boosts the body’s ability to process fats and carbohydrates; prevents constipation and diarrhea.
Zucchini – Improves digestion, eye health, and weight loss; prevents inflammation and diabetes.
Apples – High in fiber; antioxidant; promotes GI health, neurological health; prevents joint disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, and obesity.
Avocado – Promotes healthy coat, heart health, muscle strength, digestion, and vision health.
Blueberry – Antioxidant; promotes weight loss, brain function, bone health, and heart health; prevents cancer and inflammation.
Coconut – Supports immune system, digestion, nutrient absorption, and insulin secretion; anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasite.
Cranberry – Supports immune function; Prevents urinary tract infections, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.
Papaya – High in fiber; improves weight loss, digestion, immunity, and digestion; protects against arthritis, signs of aging, and cancer.