There are many additional ingredients included within our ranges and a question which we often get asked is what benefits do they offer? We have compiled a few of your additional ingredients below and detailed the benefits of each.
Asparagus contains aspartic acid and a high amount of potassium making it act as a natural diuretic which means that it promotes urination. Asparagus is thought to help promote urinary tract health and prevent infections. Asparagus is also a good source of fibre which aids with digestion by helping food to move through the gut and is also high in B Vitamins which have a range of benefits but are especially important for aiding metabolism.
Apple is a source of soluble fibre, this acts as a food source for healthy bacteria within the digestive tract which aid digestion. Apples are also great for weight management as they have a low energy density and the fibre they deliver helps animals to feel fuller for longer.
Cranberries have a high content of vitamin C and antimicrobial properties. In medicine, cranberries can be applied to treat bladder and kidney infections. When used in cat diets, the valuable contents of the berry may aid the prevention of urinary tract infections.
Mint has been known for a very long time as a ‘medicinal herb’. The aroma of the herb is thought to activate the salivary glands and also the glands which produce digestive enzymes in the mouth helping to facilitate digestion. It’s also believed that mint helps to sooth the stomach in times of indigestion or inflammation and can help to reduce gas production.
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