Four Reasons to Feed your Dog Apples
Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fibre. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. They also contain the following important nutrients:
1. Vitamin C – a powerful natural antioxidant capable of blocking some of the damage caused by free radicals, as well as boosting the body’s resistance against infectious agents
2. B-complex vitamins (riboflavin, thiamin, and vitamin B-6) – these vitamins are key in maintaining red blood cells and the nervous system in good health.
3. Dietary fibre – which can help prevent the development of certain diseases and may help prevent the amount of bad cholesterol in your blood from rising.
4. Minerals such as calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.
Studies have shown that apples are also effective at improving neurological health, lowering levels of bad cholesterol, reduce the risk of developing diabetes, and help fight obesity due to their beneficial effect on good gut bacteria.
You can feed apple slices, bake them into treats or add grated apples to home cooking such as meat loafs. They are naturally sweet and make a great natural and nutritious treat.