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4 People Foods That Are Good For Dogs

You’ve likely heard the advice to “eat all the colors of the rainbow.” This is true for dogs as well. Fresh, vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables are low in fat and calories, nutrient-dense and packed with powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer nutrients. They’re also delicious, so your dog will think he’s getting a treat, while you’ll know he’s really getting food therapy. Score!

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While dogs shouldn’t eat high-fat, processed table foods, they definitely should indulge in wholesome, low-fat, nutrition-packed table foods that promote optimum health.

1 Green beans


 They’re also high in carotenoids such as beta-carotene that give carrots their vibrant orange color; however, in green beans, the orange is masked by high levels of chlorophyll, which impart a green hue. Several studies on animals have shown that chlorophyll may slow and prevent the growth of cancer.

Green beans might not have the colorful flash and aroma of, say, fresh ripe berries, but don’t let their laid-back look fool you.

Green beans are packed with vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A, B complex, C and K along with iron, magnesium, manganese and potassium. 

2 Blueberries

 Blueberries help fight against chronic diseases, including inhibiting the spread of cancerous tumors, reducing blood sugar levels, boosting brain function ability and decreasing the risk of metabolic syndrome.

Sharing a helping of blueberries with your canine companion might be one of the best things you can do for his health. Blueberries contain high levels of antioxidants, compounds that fight oxidation and free radicals in the body that can damage cells

3 Carrots

 Carrots also contain luteolin, a flavonoid that in laboratory studies shows anticancer effects. Carrots are rich in fiber, which slows the breakdown and absorption of its sugars.

In fact, on the Glycemic Load scale, which takes into account factors including serving size when ranking how a food affects blood sugar, carrots rank just 6, making them a low GL food

 Carrots make a satisfying plant-based chewing alternative and can help clean your dog’s teeth without fear of breakage.

A big dog can likely handle a whole carrot, while “baby carrots” are better for small dogs. Very small dogs can indulge in an appropriate-sized slice. Monitor your dog to avoid a choking hazard.

4 Pears

 Thanks to their high-fiber content, pears have a low GL of just 4, so this sweet indulgence actually helps to balance blood sugar. Feel free to
experiment with different varieties.

There are many types of pears with different textures and colors, each offering a different combination of health-promoting plant chemicals.

Chase loved the succulent sweetness of a ripe, juicy pear, so I didn’t tell him that he was also getting a healthy dose of fiber to help regulate his digestion and lots of antioxidant Vitamin C to bust free radicals and promote healthy cells.

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