Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil should be added to your Dog’s Diet

1.  It helps the eater lose weight

Whether canine or human, if there are some unwanted pounds that need shedding, olive oil will help grease the weight-loss engine. The monounsaturated fats in olive oil actually encourage pound-melting by breaking down the fat inside fat cells, to get rid of belly fat and reduce insulin sensitivity.

2. It promotes optimal health

Rich in monounsaturated fats, olive oil prevents and lessens the effects of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It contains oleic acid, in addition to some compounds (squalene and terpenoids) that are believed to be effective in preventing cancer, which kills a staggering 50 percent of dogs over age 10.

3. It defends the immune system which may extend canine longevity

With high levels of antioxidants including polyphenols, vitamin E, and carotenoids, olive oil is very effective at harming the body’s immune system so it can efficiently fight off disease. Olive oil prevents free radical cell oxidation which can lead to premature ageing, this is especially important as canines transition from one season to another.

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It is good for maintaining joint and bone health
Many dogs develop arthritis as they age. As an anti-inflammatory, regular doses of extra virgin olive oil in your canine’s diet may help to reduce the amount of pain and stiffness that is associated with aging. As olive oil is a safe alternative to drugs, you may even find that the naturally occurring omega-3 fatty acids in olive oil can aid in joint lubrication.

Find full article at:  7 Reasons To Add Extra Virgin Olive Oil To Your Dogs Diet

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