The nutritious value of sprouts is remarkable with sprouts containing a greater concentration of vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes, phytochemicals, anti-oxidants, nitrosmines, trace minerals, bioflavinoids and chemo-protectants (such as sulphoraphane and isoflavone) which work against toxins, resist cell mutation and invigorate the body’s immune system than at any other point in the plant’s life – even when the plant is fully matured.
The abundant enzymes in sprouts also makes them easily digestible as their delicate cell walls easily release elemental nutrients.
Sprouted seeds in your dog’s diet:
- Increases antioxidants by up to 9,600% to help your pet tackle cancer-causing free radicals – When seeds sprout, there is a significant increase in vitamins, especially natural antioxidants like Vitamin C and E, particularly with flaxseed. These antioxidants fight free radicals and also help preserve food by protecting polyunsaturated fats from oxidation.
- Contain very high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce the effects of arthritis and offer other health benefits to dogs – The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association published a series of studies in early 2010, on the possible benefits of food with high Omega-3 fatty acid concentrations for dogs with osteoarthritis.
- Prevents stomach upset and reduce intestinal gas (an added bonus for all) – Sprouting activates food enzymes to lower the body’s need to produce its own enzymes and in doing so, reduce intestinal gas by alleviating stress on the pancreas, which can cause digestive dysfunction over time.
- Encourages probiotics or “good bacteria” growth to help keep your pet’s digestive tract clean and healthy – Sprouted seeds, especially flaxseed, are excellent sources of naturally-occurring probiotics, which have a high survival rate, even through baking, because they stay in the nurturing comfort of their native host.
- Increases soluble fiber, while reducing insoluble fiber to help toxins leave your pet’s body more efficiently – Sprouting reduces insoluble fiber by as much as 50% and increases in the ratio of soluble to insoluble fiber by as much as 30%. When soluble fiber flows through the arteries, it starts binding with cholesterol and other toxins to help clean the body.
- Provide fewer carbohydrates and “empty” calories – to maintain optimal condition.
- Lowers gluten and lower glycemic levels — making them ideal for pets with blood sugar issues and diabetes – Sprouted seeds have lower glycemic levels because portions of their carbohydrates are used up in the germination process.
- Deactivates aflotoxins, which are cancer-causing toxins produced by fungus in grains — to avoid disease.
- Wakes dormant enzymes and increases their activity by up to 6 times, transforming complex carbohydrates and proteins into simpler forms to make nutrients more digestible and easier to absorb.
- Increases the availability of vitamins (by 2 to up to 9 times for flaxseed), minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium & potassium) and amino acids or protein levels.
Carna4 food makes not only a fantastic dry formula food, but two kinds of sprouted snacks, and a food topper. And we’ve got them all in the store. So it is super easy to add this nutrition powerhouse to your dog’s diet!