Ever think about how your dog’s nutrition may prevent either acute or chronic illnesses? It’s not just the daily meals going into him/her that matter. Treats can promote good health just as much as daily meals. The ingredients I’m listing here might be what you need to add to your dog’s daily intake either through meals or treats. Let’s see why:
These are my “I Yam what I Yam” Chips made from Sweet Potatoes (not the same as yams) but the terms are often mixed and the yam suited this Wag Bag name best, I thought 🙂 Sweet potatoes are rich in fibre, Vitamin A, Beta-Carotene, and Potassium among several other vitamin and mineral nutrients in smaller quantities. This means that they can help improve heart health, skin health, muscle cramps and even the prevention of diabetes!
“Can’t Beet This“ Chips: Red beets are a low-calorie food, and also a good dietary fibre. Fibre plays an important role in digestive tract health, helping to prevent constipation and facilitating the movement of food through the intestines. Red beets provide a good source of folic acid which is an essential vitamin that helps in the development and maintenance of new cells in the body. They also contain beta-carotene, a precursor molecule to vitamin A that boosts eye health. The phytochemicals that give beets their red color belong to a group called betalains. Betalains act as antioxidants, destroying free radicals that could damage cells when consumed and lead to chronic disease such as heart disease and cancer. And since these are just some of the benefits of beets, how could I possibly not include them in Caesar’s diet?!
“Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.”- Hippocrates