Yes Dogs Can Eat Veggies! Here’s Why

Arugula

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Arugula is a lesser known cruciferous vegetable that provides many of the same benefits as broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts. It’s leaves are tender with a tangy flavor and  can have some great health benefits.

  • Cancer Fighting Power food, Arugula is one of the brassica family vegetables along with broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. These vegetables are high in fiber and antioxidants, and also rich in glucosinolates, which studies show, may reduce the risk of developing lung, prostate, breast and pancreatic cancer.
  • Rich in Chlorophyll which can help to prevent liver and DNA damage from aflatoxins.
  • Hydrating Leafy Green, composed of 90 percent water.
  • Good for Bone Health Vitamin K is needed for bone health; it is needed for the absorption of calcium into the bones and teeth. Half cup of arugula contains 10.9 micrograms of vitamin K. Three cups of arugula daily will supply you with 100 percent of your bodies need of vitamin K.It also contains eight times more calcium than iceberg lettuce.
  • Helps Reduce Inflammation in the Body. It contains indole-3-carbinol and isothiocyanates, which have been shown to suppress the production of inflammation in the body.
  • Cleanses and Detoxifies the Body. The fiber content helps clean out the colon promoting healthy bowel movements. The phytochemicals, antioxidants and essential minerals found in arugula help cleanse out toxins in the body.
  • Protects the Aging Brain From Cognitive Decline. Arugula is high in most B vitamins but contains especially high amounts of folate. In high-functioning older adults, low levels of folate have been shown to be a risk factor for cognitive decline.

Broccoli

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Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, collard greens, rutabaga, and turnips.

Like most high-performing greens, broccoli is high in carotenoids, which help the body rid itself of harmful compounds. Broccoli is the only green veggie with a high level of sulforaphane. Sulforaphane flushes cancer-causing chemicals from the body, making broccoli a champion among super foods.

You will find broccoli in Super FydoPHoods products.

  • Increased heart health
  • Possible increases in cognitive functioning
  • Reduction in tumor growth
  • Better digestive health due to high fiber

Brussels Sprouts

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Brussels sprouts are a great source of over a dozen vitamins and minerals, making them an easy addition high-nutrition.

  • Detoxification
  • Antioxidants for prevention of cancer
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Support of the cardiovascular system

Carrots

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Everyone knows carrots offer benefits for eye health, but did you know chomping on a carrot helps maintain can help your dogs skin?

  • Large amounts of Vitamin A, which help repair skin
  • Protection against UV rays
  • Carotenoids in carrots may help prevent cancer
  • Possible help regulating blood sugar
  • Improved immune functions

Cilantro

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Cilantro promotes fat reduction in the body, making it a great herb for us in diet recipes.

A number of antioxidants, which help your body fight disease and cancer.

  • Lower blood sugar levels,
  • Reduced anxiety and discomfort due to muscle-relaxing properties
  • Improved quality of sleep

Kale

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A leader among superfoods, kale brings benefits to the entire body. A high amount of Vitamin C boosts natural collagen, increasing skin elasticity. Kale is also high in copper, protecting your skin from exposure and inflammation.

  • Promotion of cell growth from Vitamin A
  • Reduced bloating
  • Increased brain health and cognition due to the presence of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Increased heart health due to high carotenoid levels

Parsley

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Often used to decorate a dish, parsley actually comes with its fair share of nutritional power. The herb features a high concentration of man important vitamins and minerals, as well as chlorophyll.

  • A reduced risk of heart attack through blood vessel protection and conversion of dangerous molecules
  • Increased immune function
  • Reduction of the damage done to cells by free radicals
  • Reduced urinary tract, kidney, or bladder problems

Peppermint

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Peppermint has several digestive benefits, but the best one may be the taste.

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • symptoms Indigestion
  • Nausea

Spirulina

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Spirulina is an algae rich in a number of vitamins, minerals, and proteins.  Researchers are still working to understand all the health benefits of spirulina, known benefits include:

  • Increased immune support, which may increase the body’s ability to prevent or fight disease
  • Healthier heart functions
  • Possible protection against allergic reactions
  • Possible reduced risk of oral cancer
  • Possible reduced risk of liver disorders

Spinach

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Like broccoli and kale, spinach is loaded with properties that enhance health across your entire body. According to researchers, spinach contains over a dozen flavonoids that are beneficial in fighting cancer and inflammation in the body. The benefits of Spinach for your health are amazing, here are some to name a few:

  • Protection against eye disease Strengthening of bones,
  • Balancing of the high acidic,
  • Boosting brainpower through omega-3 fatty acids,
  • Boosting the immune system with high concentrations of several essential vitamins

Sweet Potato

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Sweet potatoes contain a high concentration of Vitamin C, but they are also strong in Vitamin A, which boosts immune health and helps the body repair skin and other tissues.

  • Antioxidants that help your body fight disease such as cancer
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Help regulating blood sugar
  • Antifungal properties
  • More efficient brain and nerve functions

Wheat-grass

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Wheat-grass contains an enzyme that breaks down superoxide radicals into a form the body can better manage, which slows the aging process.

  • Chlorophylls in wheatgrass diminish the impact of harmful bacteria, helping the body fight disease.
  • Chlorophylls purify the body, especially areas such as the liver.
  • Wheatgrass promotes heart health and better blood flow
  • .Chlorophylls help the body manage blood sugar levels.
The Fresh Pet Chef

The Fresh Pet Chef

With Christine Johnson

Welcome to our blog page. The fact that you are here means that you are in tuned to the connection that what we feed our dogs affects their health. We realize that nutrition is the prevention and the therapy to all disease. 

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