Adding Superfoods into your dog’s diet
What to feed…
Superfoods are what Soopa is all about! Soopa food provides a high value food often best given in a raw or lightly cooked state to grab all of the wonderful enzymes and phytonutrients these wonderful foods offer.We decided to make a list of the top 7 superfoods you can safely feed your pet at home.
- Sweet potato
One of nature’s superfoods, sweet potato contains good bacterium that helps to regulate the digestive tract and help animals with sensitive stomachs. Naturally rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants with their rich orange color indicating that they are high in carotenoids such as beta carotene and other carotenoids supporting immunity. Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet-tasting but their natural sugars are slowly released into the bloodstream, helping to ensure a balanced and regular source of energy.
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- Coconut meat
Coconut is the latest superfood craze and we too at Soopa are crazy about coconut! Coconut meat contains medium chained triglycerides, metabolized in a different manner to other triglycerides. This fat is used as a source of energy transported directly to the liver rather than being stored as fat. 50% of the special saturated fat in coconut is Laurin. Laurin is converted in the body to Monolaurin that holds great antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
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Papaya the king of digestion contains ‘papain’ a digestive enzyme known for aiding digestion of proteins. It definitely helps break down obnoxious gases and funny smells. It also helps to soothe the stomach if upset and a nice hypoallergenic treat for those sensitive dogs. Chewy, juicy and bursting with Vitamin C, this is a definite superfood.
The grandaddy of the superfoods movement, this lovely little fruit packs a powerful nutritional punch with fibre, manganese and other antioxidants (notably anthocyanins). Valued for its high levels of antioxidants.
Are loaded with Vitamin C and antioxidants called phenols. The combination of these antioxidants, along with its high vitamin C, folate, and potassium content push it to the top of the list of antioxidant providers among fruit.
Broccoli and its cruciferous family (say hi to cousin kale) are among the most powerful weapons in our dietary arsenal against cancer, which is why broccoli is a SuperFood. Broccoli also boosts the immune system offering an incredibly high level of nutrition at a very low caloric price, broccoli is one of the most nutrient-dense foods known.
Ground, flaxseed is a sensational superfood for dogs. It is a rich source of minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, phytoestrogens (lignans), and soluble and insoluble fiber. Abundant evidence supports the value of flaxseed in preventing illnesses such as heart disease and cancer as well and digestive problems.
Soopa Pet Chews are a fantastic and safe treat to give to your pet as they are pure, raw, dehydrated and unadulterated veg and fruit chews chosen for their particular healing powers in nature. The only treat that will add health benefits into your pet’s diet…
Have a Soopa day!