Fruit and Vegetable Superfoods in Super Wolfworthy
Wolfworthy is known for its high meat content, freshly prepared ingredients, and is made without artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. But that's not the whole story. Dogs and wolves evolved to eat a varied diet including some fruit and vegetables foraged in the forest or from prey stomach contents. So we have included a range of highly nutritious fruits, vegetables and herbs; designed to give your dog some amazing health benefits. Here is a list of some the fruit and vegetable superfoods in Wolfworthy and why we include them:
Sweet potato is an easily digestible, slow energy release carbohydrate, that will keep blood sugar levels steady and therefore satisfies your dog's hunger over a longer period. They are packed full of antioxidants which help to clear free-radicals in your dog's body. Not only is sweet potato biologically different from white potatoes they contain significantly more nutrients. Unfortunately, they're much more expensive than white potato to include, but we think your dog's health is worth it.
Broccoli is high in vitamin C, beta carotene, folic acid, calcium, chromium and fibre and low in fat. Broccoli has been reported to have significant cancer-fighting properties.
Spinach has double the amount of iron compared to most other green vegetables. It is also a great source of antioxidants and beta-carotene. Spinach also contains fibre, calcium, potassium and vitamins A, B6 and K.
Carrots really are good for eyesight, they contain beta-carotene, a substance that converts to vitamin A, an important nutrient for your dog's eye health. They are also an excellent source of antioxidants and contain Vitamin A, C, K & B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper and manganese.
Bilberries contain the powerful antioxidants anthocyanosides. These amazing nutrients can bolster blood vessels and capillary walls, boost red blood cells, support collagen tissues like tendons, cartilage and ligaments. They can also help with retinal pigments that enable the eye to tolerate bright light.
Cranberries are of course high in Vitamin C, but they may have special properties that help prevent and fight urinary tract infections. They contain proanthocyanidin which can help to prevent bacteria from sticking to the bladder wall. If the bacteria can't stick, then it is much easier for your dogs to pass them out during urination.
Can an apple a day keep the vet away? Well, apples contain abundant amounts of beta-carotene, vitamin C as well as several B complex vitamins such as B6, folic acid and lots of potassium. So the answer could well be yes.
Seaweed is an incredibly nutritious marine vegetable. It is a rich source of minerals, trace elements and essential nutrients; including iodine, calcium, B-12 & magnesium, all of which can greatly benefit your dog's health.
Unsurprisingly pears a full of vitamin C but did you know that they are also one of the best sources of dietary fibre of all fruits. They also contain lots of vitamin K and boron which aid bone health.