THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT CARBOHYDRATES
Dear Pet Parents,
I know how you feel…
When you began to change your dog’s lifestyle, there are so many new things to do and be aware of.
This is why asking questions, looking for examples and learning from people who have been there and done that makes sense at this stage.
That’s why I decided to pick one FAQ and publish my thoughts on it.
FAQ: Why Carbohydrates Are BAD?
We all use three types of fuel that run our body: the macronutrients like FATS; PROTEINS; CARBOHYDRATES.
And each of these works different in our dog’s and our bodies. They lead to two different source of energy. GLUCOSE AND KETONES.
CARBOHYDRATES and PROTEINS ultimately converts to GLUCOSE, which gives a boost of SHORT TERM energy and it doesn’t last long.
And besides is directly correlated with DRAMATICAL INCREASE OF DECEASES LIKE CANCER, DIABETES, OBESITY or ALLERGIES.
*The liver uses amino acids to create glucose through biochemical reactions (gluconeogenesis).
A. Average dog lifespan almost shrank double since 1970’s.
B. Diabetes in dogs has risen over 900% since 2011.
C. Cancer is the leading cause of death in 47% of dogs.
We suggest to read article by Dr. Richard Patton (one of the most famous animal nutritionist in the world).
"Mammals, including pets and people, have no ability to deal with constant, excess starch and sugar because it confesses our metabolic physiology".
"There is a logical explanation. As four billion years of evolution adapted all creatures to their surroundings, constant high levels of starch and sugar were never encountered. If you analyze anything that might constitute food or nourishment, anywhere in the world, it will be low in starch and sugar. The average starch and sugar content of meat, fish, eggs, insects, plants, fruits, berries, and vegetables is about 4%".
We also invite you to watch FULL lecture about balanced animal nutritional need by Dr. R. Patton.
Also you can watch R. Patton short explanation about carbohydrates and their connection with cancer.
TOP 6 dog’s health issues that are exacerbated by sugar:
- CANCER ( cancers cells are using glucose as an energy source);
- DIABETES (sugar is a direct cause of type 2 diabetes);
- OBESITY (fat does not makes your dog or you fat, but carbohydrates, sugar and starch does);
- ALLERGIES (sugar creates immune system imbalances);
- YEAST (needs sugar as an energy source);
- “itis” inflammation (ears, skin (dermatitis)..);
I hope this answer helped you to understand why we encourage to change our pet’s diet and minimise carbohydrates.
If you want to learn more about your dog’s health, nutrition and food recipes visit our blog.
With unconditional love,
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