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Benefits Of Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrate To Your Dog
In the hopes that your older dog
can enjoy a
golden age that you never thought possible, it is wise to look into the
evolvement of a nutritionally wholesome, additive-free, all-natural dog
food. The rewards would be a constant improvement in the overall health
of animals fed on such a natural diet. Such rewards include the
improvement of almost every disease and condition affected by
Food is a highly significant factor in your older dog's health. The
broadest food classifications are proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
The three classifications help us in assessing the major components of
a food. Foods are generally considered to be of the category that
predominates in their composition. But this does not mean that a
carbohydrate such as wheat contains no protein because it does. Or that
a protein such as liver contains no carbohydrates because it certainly
does. Similar to people, pets need a proper ratio of proteins, fats,
and carbohydrates in their diet in order to maintain proper health.
Proteins are vital to the growth and development of all body tissues.
Protein helps in the formation of hormones; it regulates the
acid-alkaline and water balances; and it helps the body to form enzymes
and antibodies. Protein also aids in the formation of milk during
lactation, and in the process of blood clotting. Protein can be used as
an energy source when fats and carbohydrates are insufficient in the
Fats (lipids) are the most concentrated energy source in the diet. When
oxidized, fats yield more than twice the calories of proteins or
carbohydrates. Fats act as carriers for the fat-soluble vitamins A, D,
E, and K. By helping vitamin D to be absorbed, fats make calcium more
available to body tissues. Fats also aid in the conversion of carotene
to vitamin A. Fats insulate major organs such as the heart, liver, and
kidneys, and help to maintain body heat.
Carbohydrates are the major source of energy for all bodily functions.
They are a splendid source of quick energy. They assist in the
digestion of other foods, and they are essential in regulating protein
and fat metabolism. Carbohydrates are considered the fuel in which the
fat burns. Carbohydrates consist of sugars, starches, and cellulose.
Simple sugars, as in honey and fruits, are easily digested.
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