6 Get Joy Ingredients that Promote Mental Health

6 Get Joy Ingredients that Promote Mental Health

Get Joy food helps you take good care of your dog’s health. And that includes their brain. In honor of May being mental health awareness month, we’re highlighting six of our ingredients that help to promote mental sharpness and reduces anxiety in dogs.

  1. Fish Oil:
    Consuming fish oil can help battle stress and suppress the production of adrenaline that leads people and dogs to “fight or flight”. Too much adrenaline can cause anxiety and even aggression. That adrenaline rush can be slowed down simply by eating whole foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids or fish oil.
    Found in: All Fresh & Fresh Freeze Dried Meals
  1. Brown Rice:
    Fiber rich complex carbohydrates slow down the rate of digestion and enhance the absorption of tryptophan, which in turn is used to manufacture serotonin. Keeping serotonin production nice and steady helps prevent spikes in blood sugar levels. Serotonin is known as nature’s very own antidepressant. Brown rice is a great choice for dogs because it doesn’t overwhelm the blood with sugars, causing a surge in insulin.
    Found in: Turkey, Beef and Chicken Fresh Meals
  2. Quinoa:
    Quinoa contains stress- reducing B vitamins, calcium, iron, fiber, potassium and zinc, and because it contains eight essential amino acids, it is considered a whole protein.
    Found in: Lamb Fresh & Fresh Freeze Dried Meals
  1. Carrots:
    Some of the antioxidants in carrots, like lutein and beta-carotene, play an important role in eye health. This is because they’re some of the only antioxidants that can accumulate in the retina to protect it from oxidative stress.
    Found in: Turkey, Beef and Chicken Fresh & Fresh Freeze Dried Meals
  2. Beef:
    The B vitamins beef contains can regulate stress levels. It is very rich in folic acid, and also contains pantothenic acid, known as vitamin B5, which is great in reducing your dog’s anxiety.
    Found in: Beef Fresh and Fresh Freeze Dried Meals
  1. Turkey:
    Turkey is a good source of L-tryptophan, an amino acid often associated with the regulation of sleep. Tryptophan also produces what researchers call “feel good chemicals”; it is a precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps both humans and dogs feel cool, calm and collected.
    Found in: Turkey Fresh Meals

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