Benefits of Sweet Potatoes for your Dog

Jan 28, 2013

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sweetpotatochewThis is one of nature’s perfect vegetables.  Sweet Potatoes, also commonly known as Yams are an excellent staple that can complement our dog’s nutrition.  These deep orange flesh powerhouses offer many benefits.

Sweet potatoes far exceed the nutritional value found in ordinary white and yellow flesh potatoes.  They normally do not cause stomach upset or other digestion problems.  They’re rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients.  Also, they help with expelling heavy metals and worms, and are classified as an anti-diabetic food.  They received this title because animal studies have found that sweet potatoes help stabilize blood sugar levels and lower insulin resistance. They contain Vitamin A which also protects against emphysema.  The beta-carotene helps the body fight against free radicals, thus helping prevent cancer.  Sweet Potatoes also have Vitamin C and E As if being one of the top vegetable sources of beta-carotene weren’t enough, sweet potatoes are also rich in vitamins C and E, these are potent antioxidant vitamins that play an important role in disease prevention and longevity.  Manganese, a trace mineral is a pivotal component in the metabolism of carbohydrates which helps support healthy blood sugar levels.  That’s not all, the fiber in this great vegetable is almost twice as high as a regular potato.  Copper, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Ironare also in sweet potatoes.  One more thing, did I mention they’re fat free?

Please beware, there are some sweet potato treats being sold out there where the skin has not been removed and one must be cautious as these skins could contain harmful chemicals if moldy.  We remove all skins from our treats as another step to ensure our dogs are not exposed to moldy skins accidentally.

The bottom line is – sweet potatoes are a wonderful vegetable to include in your dog’s diet.  They have a taste dogs can’t resist. This is why we created Sweet Potato Chew and why it will become one of your dog’s favorite treats. .

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