|Barked: Sat Dec 24, '11 4:06am PST |
|Thanks Adam...here is what the book says about the things you mentioned!
Sunflower seeds: seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E and a good source of B1, manganese, magnesium, copper, selenium, phosphorus and folate. Sunflower seeds are high in vitamin E which provides antioxidants helping to neutralize free radicals that could otherwise damage cells. In studies, sunflower seeds were one of several seeds and nuts to contain phytosterols; phytosterols are believed to reduce blood levels of cholesterol, enhance the immune decrease the risk of cancer. Sunflower seeds are also a good source of magnesium, necessary for bone health and energy production.
Mushrooms: are a rich source of vitamin D, B-complex vitamins, A and C. Animal studies have shown that mushrooms help fight cancer tumors as well as a cancer preventive.
Beans: and red beans are an excellent source of folates, fiber, manganese, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and vitamin B1 (thiamin). Black and red beans are also an excellent source of the trace mineral molybdenum, which is responsible for detoxifying sulfites (a type of preservative commonly added to prepared foods). Black and red beans are rich in anti-oxidants; equal to the anti-oxidant powers of fruits such as blueberries. Animal studies suggest that not only do black beans help protect against cancer, but a "clear reduction" in the number of pre-cancerous cells were seen. Studies have
I think until I feel more comfortable making the food I will stick with the recipes, but I am sure once I get the hang of it I can stray a little. After the first of the year I am going to do a trial grocery trip, and if I can get a weeks worth of ingredients for $30-40 bucks I will be able to continue home cooking! If I can't make it now..I might be able to in a few months, when my husband leaves for deployment I will have one less mouth to feed, so I can use normal grocery money for the dogs!
Should I continue with the normal supplements they take as well? I am trying to gather all the knowledge I need before talking with my vet because she will likely turn her nose up at first, however she always comes around for me!