Read what Paul Jacobson a Pet Food Nutritionist, qualified chef and owner of Vondis Holistic Pet Nutrition recommends:
Previously I discussed the role of antioxidants in controlling free radicals which is the cause of many dread diseases and general poor health. A correct and wholesome diet, including vegetables, fruits and legumes, is essential in producing natural antioxidants and thus, protects your companion animal from sickness. Herewith some vegetables and legumes that are great value for money, effective and nutritional: Read more...
Lentils are a "superfood". They are a good protein, high in fiber and a fantastic source of iron.
Brown rice is a great source of healthy carbohydrates and energy. The Chinese believe that it has the perfect balance between Yin and Yang.
Millet is high in Protein and is rich in B vitamins, especially niacin, B17, B 6 and folic acid, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Millets contain NO gluten.
Peas are also high in energy and rich in Vitamin B1, B3, B6 and B9. It is also very rich in Vitamin C and Phosphorus.
Barley contains all eight essential amino acids. Considered a whole grain, dehulled barley still has its bran and germ, making it a healthy and nutritious food.
Wheat germ is a concentrated source of several essential nutrients including Vitamin E, folic acid, phosphorous, zinc and magnesium... It also contains essential fatty acids.
Beetroots are rich in the nutrient betaine, which is important for cardiovascular health. Betaine also protects against liver disease, particularly the buildup of fatty deposits in the liver.
Sweet Potato are rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta carotene, vitamin c and vitamin B6. In 1992, The Center for Health in the Public Interest rated the sweet potato as the highest vegetable in nutritional value.
Carrots have a wealth of minerals and are a must for any pet food. It builds strong teeth, bones, cartilage and nails. It gives energy, vitality and strength, promotes healing of wounds and aids with digestion.
So whether you are cooking for the family, two legged or four, make sure that you include vegetable and legumes in their diet.