Why You Should Add Sweet Potato To Your Dog’s Diet
Sweet potato is a great source of fiber, beta carotene (vitamin A), vitamin C, and vitamin B6 for your dog. Rawhide chews are difficult to digest, provide no nutritional value and cause stomach upset in many dogs. Sweet Potato Chews are an excellent alternative to rawhide chews because
most dogs love them
they are completely digestible and
they are packed with nutritional goodness!
Sweet potatoes contain the highest amino acid content of any of its cousins in the starch family.
Amino acids are essential to maintaining healthy, lean muscles. Amino acids increase the bodies’ antioxidant activity.
Antioxidants are a key component in ridding the body of free radicals that cause cancer and other harmful diseases.
We get asked a lot if Sweet Potatoes are safe for diabetic dogs. The glycemic index of sweet potatoes is in the range of 44-50 per potato. Expectable range of glycemic is 55 or lower. Sweet potatoes have shown that they help stabilize blood sugar levels and can lower insulin resistance.
Diabetes tends to lower the production of Adiponectin (a protein hormone produced by fat cells). Sweet potatoes have been found to significantly increase adiponectin levels. One sweet potato provides about 100 calories, 2 grams of protein, 22 grams of carbohydrate, 3 grams of fiber, and 0 grams of fat.