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Is too much of a good thing not a good thing? Grains have historically been a common kibble pet food ingredient. For those of you who still iron your clothes or remember ironing — spray on starch holds the shirt into a crisp, firm shape.
A similar use of starch happens in kibble pet foods; starch is used to hold the kibble shape. Pet food consumers learned that commonly used starchy grains corn and wheat are almost certain to be genetically modified GM in the U. Pet food consumers also learned that the most commonly used grain in pet food corn is also prone to deadly molds mycotoxins even at low levels.
Peas come with risks of their own. Legumes are high in phytic acid. Phytates have a tendency to bind calcium, magnesium, and iron in animals and humans. I am even more concerned with the lectin proteins contained in these ingredients.
Lectin proteins are a plants natural defense. While birds can digest these proteins, humans and carnivores cannot. Lectins are sticky, binding proteins. They attach to leptin receptors which regulate carbohydrates into glucose. In time, they can disrupt these receptors and lead to diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease; conditions very prevalent in humans and pets today.
Lectins also attach to villi in the digestive tract. They block absorption of nutrients. In time the damage becomes permanent. I give my own pets peas with no concern, but peas are only one ingredient of their food such as chicken, liver, egg, peas, broccoli, cabbage.
With most kibble pet foods, we find peas high on the ingredient list higher than some meat ingredients and the use of concentrated pea ingredients such as pea protein. As example of the high levels of peas in pet food, we will look at several grain included pet foods and several grain free.
Regulations do not require pet food to disclose what percentage of the total pet food is chicken or rice or any ingredient. But…we can come up with a guesstimate.
Our guesstimate works like this… Pet food regulations require ingredients of a pet food to be listed in order of pre-cooking weight, heaviest ingredient to lightest ingredient.
Our guesstimate system will assign a number value to each ingredient in the same manner: We have 12 ingredients in this pet food excluding all vitamin and mineral supplements. So our number values range from 1 to Total of food ingredients 78 minus grain ingredients 20 equals 58 as the number value of all other food ingredients in the pet food.
Putting this information into a pie chart, the guesstimate of the percentage of grains to all other food ingredients looks like this… Because consumers are not told exactly how much grains are added to a pet food, we have to make a guesstimate.
This guesstimate does not consider percentage of nutrients or quality of food ingredients.
It is only a percentage guesstimate based on manufacturer listing of ingredients in the pet food pre-cooking weight. Applying our same number values the ingredients are… Ingredients: Some other examples using the same guesstimate system… Grain included Dog Food… Ingredients:Preparedness!
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It is a KFC review around the world to find the best, worst and what this may tell us about food culture. Factors Affecting Food Intake in Australia - To determine levels of the body for different people, body mass index forms the basis for comparing individuals in . ‘Grain Free’ pet foods are one of the most popular varieties on the market.
To replace the grains, most manufacturers are using peas/legumes – and lots of peas/legumes. Is too much of a good thing not a good thing?
Grains have historically been a common kibble pet food ingredient.
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