(Family Features) More and more people today are trying to eat a healthy diet, but oftentimes they don’t know where to begin. Eating healthy can be as simple as incorporating real foods – those that are as close to their native forms as possible – into everyday meals. That begins with choosing nutrient-rich ingredients; ones that are simple, each serving a precise purpose, and sourced from trusted farmers and suppliers.
Not only can you apply these standards to the foods you eat, but they can also be shared with the entire family, including your dog. For both humans and pets, healthy eating is all about being mindful of what you eat to satisfy your nutritional needs, and the ingredients that are good for you – and good for your pooch – might not be as different as you think.
There are three beneficial categories of foods that can be easily added to your plate to stay healthy – protein, healthy carbohydrates and vegetables – and with options like the NUTRO FEED CLEAN™ dry dog food recipes, you can easily get them into your dog’s bowl as well, fulfilling your furry friend’s nutritional needs and ensuring a healthy lifestyle for everyone in the family.
Eating a healthy diet can help both you and your pup stay active, so consider making the commitment together to eat (and feed) healthy foods.
For more information on the NUTRO FEED CLEAN™ philosophy and how to feed your pet a healthy diet and its benefits, visit NUTRO.com.
- Protein Promotion – High-quality proteins, such as chicken and salmon, are important to incorporate into your everyday diet. Not only do these meats help to promote strong muscles, they also support a healthy immune system. That goes for your canine, too. These proteins help deliver the specific amino acids necessary to build muscle and maintain a healthy metabolism.
- Stock Up on Healthy Carbohydrates – Adding healthy carbohydrates sources, like lentils and whole-grain brown rice, that also provide fiber in your meals helps nourish a healthy digestive system for proper nutrient absorption. When it comes to your pup, these fiber sources can help pets feel full, which may aid in weight management. Specially crafted, grain-free dry dog foods are also offered by the NUTRO™ brand, providing nutritious fiber sources without the grains.
- Don’t Forget Your Vegetables – Starchy vegetables, such as sweet potatoes and peas, can give you a natural energy source and can help keep you moving. Dogs need this energy to keep active and energized all day long, which in turn can help promote a healthy weight. Sweet potatoes are also great-tasting and rich in vitamins and minerals.