Part 3 in Our Meals using Christmas Colors series brings us Red. Of course our selection includes beets one of Dekes, our associate Taste Taster, most favorite veggies of all time. He’s been known to dig the peels out of the compost pail in the kitchen. One time, he helped himself (without our knowledge) to some peels and went off into the dining room.
A few moments later, he came running into the kitchen with bright red front legs. I thought he was bleeding. We were feeling all over him looking for a cut or wound, then saw a small piece of beet peel hanging from his fur. Whew – relief! Just a knucklehead garbage picking! We got him cleaned up and had a renewed determination of keeping the lid on the pail!
For our Red Colors, we chose beets, strawberries, and cranberries. Here are more details on these Red beauties:
Beets – Beets help improve the function of the liver by encouraging the cells in the liver to process toxins. They help keep eye sight sharp, being packed with Vitamin A. Beets keep immune system in the body performing at its best by boosting the production of white blood cells to fight off infection. Beets do however turn urine a bright pink color. This can be alarming after the first snow fall. We try to be sure to remind all of our customers when the winter months begin to avoid the fright this might cause.
Strawberries– Strawberries help reduce arthritis pain by acting as an anti-inflammatory agent in the body. They have wonderful anti-carcinogenic properties that can help reduce/prevent cancer cells. Strawberries also help keep the mind sharp. They contain iodine which helps keep the brain and nervous system functioning properly.
Cranberries – Cranberries help keep the teeth clean by preventing bacteria from sticking to the teeth. They are low in calories and slow the growth of cancer cells.
If you’d like to learn more about the meals we can offer your dog, please visit our Quick Start Guide. Stay tuned for Part 4 tomorrow – Christmas Orange and Purple. Thanks!