If I asked you, what does a lion eat? Or a bear? Or a horse? Or a shark? You could tell me. Lions eat meat. They are designed to kill and eat meat. Bears eat meat, too, but they also enjoy some plants. They are designed to be omnivores. Horses eat grass and other plants, they are herbivores and designed to eat plants. Sharks eat fish and other sea life... because... well, that's what they are designed to eat!
are humans designed to eat? Twinkies? Ice cream? Candy? Nope. Not at
all. Bread? Actually, no. Humans aren't meant to eat grains at all. In
fact, horses aren't either, except for the small amount they have in seasonal times, but I'll get to that in a moment. Humans
aren't meant to eat pizza (though I admit it is DELICIOUS) or pasta, or
bread sticks, or cookies, or brownies, or chocolate, we aren't even
meant to eat corn!
Going back to the horse thing, my pets have
problems with their health, and I feed my house cat, my horse, and the
dog grain free foods. My horse, grain causes excessive hotness in him,
or at least, what he does manage to digest of it does. The rest passes
through completely unharmed. Money for that grain right down the drain.
My horse already has issues keeping his weight up because he is reactive
and not a generally calm horse, this makes him hard to keep. My secret
for putting weight on him? No grain. All the hay he will eat and all the
grass I can give him, and then several cups every day of timothy
pellets and a vitamin calmer.
The dog and cat, yes, I know what
you are thinking. OF COURSE the dog and cat are grain free! Why would
you feed them grain?! They eat dog and cat food right? That's meat
based! ... Uhm, no. It's not. Read the label. If the first ingredient is
corn meal, wheat middlings, brewers rice, or anything like that...
you're feeding your dog or cat very unhealthy food. Often it will say
the first ingredient is meat, and therefore the main ingredient, but if
there are 2 or 3 different types of grain products after that listed,
they probably overall make up more of the food than the meat does,
still. My cat and my dog are kept on Taste of the Wild Grain free food.
The main product is meat, with fruits and veggies after that, which ARE
healthy for them, so long as they get those in moderation.
I feed my animals grain free diets for their health... so why am I
eating all these grains myself? I'm trying to prevent future problems
and fix current ones. I'm going Primal.
Learn about Primal Blueprints here: Mark's Daily Apple