I decided to do some research on the subject, so I checked the internet, then talked to some people smarter then I.
I spoke with my very knowlegable 90 year old friend who grew up with diabetics in the family. She told me that carrots were always in their house & were recommended as a snack to be consumed regularly. She didn’t know the science behind the recommendation.
The same evening I questioned my best friend who’s a registered nurse. I asked her about diabetes & carrots. She told me that diabetics should not eat carrots . I asked why & was told that carrots are very high in sugar.
Well, I’d done my research! I told this medical professional that carrots are high in soluble fibre & natural sugar. This special combination allows the sugar to be released slowly into the bloodstream. Carrots help regulate & maintain blood sugar! That’s why carrots are highly recommended as a snack for diabetics.
Knowing I’d been surfing the internet, her retort was, “Where did you get that information?” My answer- CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION! ( I think it’s always important to get my information from reputable sources with scientific research to back up their statements.) In other words, my comments were based on scientific facts NOT my personal opinions!
Here are some of the facts you should know about carrots. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamins A,B,C,D,E & K. Carrots are sweet & dogs love them!
Here are some of the facts about feeding other vegetables to your pets:
* intake of vital nutrients, proteins, & fatty acids
* fibre aids in digestion & regulation of “output”
* vegetables contain antioxidants, photochemical & omega 3 fatty acids
Educate yourself on the nutritional value of the vegetables you feed your dog. All vegetables are NOT created equal. Many vegetables are full of vitamins & minerals, some are full of water and have little to no nutritional value, and others are dangerous. Make sure you know the difference. We’ve attached some reference information!
Medical professionals are not the authority on everything! Ask your medical professional about their nutritional training and information sources. For the health of your canine companion, it is your right and obligation to verify the information you are being given about the nutrition your pet is being fed.
Decisions should be based on fact, NOT OPINION. Opinions are like mouths, everyone has one.
JUST THINK ABOUT IT, HOW MANY DIABETIC BUNNIES DO YOU KNOW?
This information is the opinion of Barabara Fellnermayr
President of the Amoré Pet Foods.
No medical or nutritional training but smart enough to get facts from those who really know!