Let's take a closer look at the food components that your dog and you could eat if you don't want to buy processed foods, "ready meals", sweets and "treats".
What about meat?
Meat from healthy1 animals or labs2 is the only nutritionally complete food
Because only meat contains all the fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals - and in the right proportions - that we and our dogs need to stay alive and healthy
Moreover, only meat provides all of these nutrients in bioavailable form
In fact, all the fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals in meat are the easiest forms to absorb - both for us and for our dogs
Three essential vitamins even exist only in meat, not in plant foods at all: Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin K2
Meat does not contain cellulose, phytates, tannins etc that are in plant foods and curb digestibility and/or bioavailability.3
Meat does not contain natural toxic chemicals like sulforaphanes, glycoalkaloids, and lectins that are in plant foods and that can interfere with the immune system
Meat is the only food that our and the dog's digestive system can efficiently digest using our own natural enzymes
Meaning, when we eat pure meat, there is no need for intestinal bacteria to ferment the food, and thus no intestinal gas is being produced (fermentation complements digestion)
Meat is naturally low in carbohydrates, meaning it is impossible to experience an insulin spike in the blood from eating meat
Newest research shows that the saturated fats and cholesterol in meat actually aren't harmful but vital to health.
Part of the chemicals that our intestinal bacteria cannot ferment exits our body with urine and stool, the other chemicals are being absorbed into tissue cells and bones throughout life!
Dogs anyway don't ferment food like we do: food passes dogs' digestive system in about half the time.
Therefore meat contaminations like antibiotics, steroids, and growth hormones accumulate in the dog's body much faster: Because it is unlikely that dogs secrete significantly more meat contaminants with urine and stool, hence more of that must accumulate in the body.
This may contribute to the fact that our modern domesticated dogs that are subjected to these contaminations die at so much younger age, despite no longer having natural predators.
2 Indeed, meat can now be grown in labs! And some companies already are eager to have customers taste-test their lab creations.
And so in some years you will be able to buy packages of meat cell cultures to grow your own meat at home.
3 Both cooking and fermentation were developed by our ancestors to improve digestibility - and thus bioavailability! - of foods that they found out were otherwise difficult to digest.
As you can guess, none of this is a healthy diet for any livestock.
If you are now wondering how on earth your diet or your dog's diet can be healthy under these circumstances, then you understood the problem of the modern food chain! That sets you apart:
Many food scientists, veterinarians, farmers, lobbyists, bureaucrats and politicians don't understand the problem of the modern food chain - else they would combine their powers to STOP this disaster for humanity.
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