Love him or hate him, Prof. Tim Noakes has revolutionized diet and nutrition world-wide. Banting diets have reached the furthest corners of the globe and has appealed to a massive sector of the world-population.
But how appropriate is this diet for our dogs?
This is a high fat diet with low refined carbohydrates and a medium meat protein diet. Wow – perfect for omnivorous humans and dog alike.
Recently (June 2014), in a landmark study conducted by animal science researchers in California, now demonstrates that feeding dogs fresh, healthy, whole food diets instead of highly processed kibble and cans results in improvements in measures of health
The recent landmark veterinary studies from West Hollywood California support what human nutritionists have been advising for decades – “stay clear of heavily processed foods, and eat wholesome, balanced meals that are prepared fresh from the highest quality ingredients available, are lightly cooked, and have no preservatives. This same advice appears to be true for our canine best friends.”
Based on these findings, let’s see how Professor Tim Noakes’s Banting Diet would fulfil the nutritional requirements of our dogs by looking at some of his golden rules:
1. This is not a high protein diet. It’s a high fat, medium protein, low carb way of eating
2. Choose real foods that look like what they are, and cook them from scratch
3. Fat is not the enemy. Enjoy it! – Fat is essential for our dogs
4. Eat only when you are hungry; eat until you are satisfied we control the feeding of once or twice a day
Therefore, whether you are preparing a meal for yourself and children or your four-legged companion members, The Banting Diet, is recommended for the entire family.