Thursday, February 3, 2011

How Much Sugar is Hidden In Your Pet’s Food?

Sugar is NOT an essential nutrient for pets. In fact, too much of it can lead to health problems, such as obesity, tooth decay, and diabetes. Pet food shoppers have learned to read the labels and avoid such ingredients as corn syrup, fructose, or cane molasses. But sugar is also naturally present in the starches or grains of pet foods, and these different carbohydrates have significantly different levels of natural sugar.

Dry pet food contains either grain or starch from, not because of the nutritional value, but because it makes the kibble stick together and hold its shape. There is a dizzying array of starches in various pet foods. Grain-free manufacturers are migrating from potato, to tapioca, to peas and chick peas in an effort to find unique
 ingredients they can claim are better. Instead, Nature’s Logic uses millet, a grain that is carnivore-appropriate: Low in natural sugar and carbohydrates, and gluten-free.

Take a look at the following raw grains or starches used in pet foods. They are listed from highest to lowest natural sugar content (1):


If you are watching the sugar in your pet’s food, don’t over look these sources. Choose a food with a carbohydrate source that is low natural sugar, like Nature’s Logic. For more about our foods, please visit http://www.natureslogic.com/.

1. http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/

1 comment:

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