Benefits of Buckwheat
Contrary to its name, Buckwheat is a fruit seed and is not in any way related to wheat. It is a power food which is growing in popularity due to its high nutrient content and many health benefits.
Buckwheat is one of the best sources of high quality protein, so is a great meat alternative. It is high in flavonoids, which help protect against disease by extending the life of vitamin C and acting as an antioxidant.
Buckwheat can contribute to a healthy cardiovascular system, protect against heart disease and maintain good blood flow. It is non allergenic. The hulls are used in pillow stuffing for those allergic to feathers, dust and pollen. It is high in manganese, magnesium, copper and zinc.
Benefits of Coconut
Coconuts are a superfood and referred to as the Tree of Life. Whether it be the meat of the fruit, the water, the milk, or the oil, there are many health benefits to be gained from this amazing fruit.
The fat in coconut is very unique and completely different to other saturated fats. The fat of coconut is made of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), the main component of which is lauric acid (found in abundance in mother’s milk).
In dogs, the main benefits of MCTs include balancing the thyroid, gently elevating the metabolism, protection from illness, aiding in arthritis and ligament problems, enhancing recovery, improving the skin and coat, reducing bad breath, improving digestion and nutrient absorption, and reducing allergic reactions.
Benefits of Oats
Adding oats to your dog’s diet can have many nutritional benefits. They are high in protein and low in gluten and are grown without the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).
Oats are considered a nervine. They are used for treating a variety of nervous disorders and benefit several body organs and systems including the skin, nervous system, stomach, spleen, lungs and the urinary and reproductive systems. They are high in fibre, which may contribute to colon health and aid to combat constipation. They have been shown to treat a variety of diseases in humans and animals, including inflammatory conditions, mental or physical exhaustion, depression, insomnia and fevers.
Oats are a good source of magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium and several B vitamins.
Benefits of Honey
Dogs love the taste of honey and it has many health benefits. For thousands of years it has been widely recognised for its natural health remedies to treat a wide range of ailments. Honey contains flavonoids and antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.
Honey has been shown to assist with disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis due to its antibacterial properties. It is a natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies. It is good for the skin, can improve eyesight and reduce nausea.
Because of its antioxidants and anti-bacterial properties, honey improves the digestive system, which has a direct link to improving immunity, helping to fight disease and staying healthy.