Monday, January 9, 2023

Beets A Superfood

This bowl of grated raw beets came from 1 beet! Feeding Legend superfoods like beets and multi-colored vegetables to support his liver and fight the cancer.

Beets contain glutathione, beta carotene, Vitamin C, iron and other vitamins and minerals. Organic beets (not beet pulp which is a controversial pet food filler) are found in many premium raw and freeze-dried raw diets. Beets support natural liver cleansing by increasing oxygenation of the blood and by helping to break down toxic wastes. Beets are high in betalains that help to reduce inflammation and protect against oxidative damage to the liver.
Feed beets in strict moderation since they are high in sugar, can stimulate bile flow (e.g. more pooping) and cause staining of your pet's fur. A few shreds of raw beet go a long way. The amount and frequency should vary by the weight of the pet ranging from 1 shredded piece occasionally for a kitty to a half teaspoon daily for a 75+ lb dog with liver disease.