by Jami Galindo
I have been asked why I choose the food I feed daily to my Mini Mac. So this has lead me to look at just how healthy the chop diet is.
Here is todays list:
Kale: Kale is low in calorie, high in iron, vitamin K and A. It is cardio supportive anti-inflammatory, and a great source of calcium.
Broccoli: (stems) Broccoli stems, though not as colorful nor flavorful as their more desired florets, are just as nutritious. Actually, gram for gram, the stems contain slightly more calcium, iron and Vitamin C. No seriously. The dark green florets only provide more Vitamin A.
Carrots: Carrots can be attributed to their beta-carotene and fiber content. This root vegetable is also a good source of antioxidant agents. Furthermore, carrots are rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese
Beets: Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). Beets also contain the B vitamin folate.
Red Cabbage: Red cabbage’s primary characteristics -- its red hue and bitter, peppery flavor -- signify that you’re getting two types of cancer-preventing substances. The red pigment comes from plant-based chemicals called flavonoids, while the sharp flavor is the result of sulfur-based compounds. In addition to these important phytochemicals, cabbage contributes to your overall health with fiber calcium and a range of vitamins and minerals
Yellow Squash: squash is a rich source of Vitamin A and C, magnesium, fiber, folate, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium and Vitamin B6. In addition, it is high in manganese, a mineral which helps the body process fats, carbohydrates, and glucose.
Sweet Potato (always cooked) Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus.
Sesame seeds: vitamins, minerals, natural oils, and organic compounds which consist of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, zinc, fiber, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, protein, and tryptophan.
Granny Smith apples Mango and Strawberries: natural fruit sugars and antioxidants
Sprouted Legumes: lentils and mung beans among other types of legumes compared the nutrients between their seeds and sprouts. As it turns out, the sprouts have more Vitamin C, and B vitamins thiamine, niacin and riboflavin compared to the seeds.
Coconut: Whether you're eating the meat, drinking the juice, or consuming it as oil, coconuts are a delicious and nutritious source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It has tons of calcium, potassium, and magnesium, as well as plenty of electrolytes
Red Palm Oil: Red palm oil contains the highest amounts of vitamins A and E of any plant- based oil. Its dark red color comes from carotenes, such as alpha-carotene and beta-carotene (vitamin A) nutrients that provide color to fruits and vegetables such as carrots and tomatoes.
Ceylon Cinnamon: Is antioxidant anti-inflammatory, heart supportive Beneficial Effects on Neurodegenerative Diseases Cancer protection, Fights Bacterial and Fungal infections.
Water from a Bird Butler
So there you have the explanation of a companion bird's diet. A proper diet and proper husbandry will help your companion bird look like this.
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