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Weeds are healthy to eat

Healthy dogs. Healthy cats. Healthy people.  We all want this.

We talk about nutrition here a lot (click on comment to add your 4 paws) because that is one key to health. Holistic farmers plant “weeds” along the fences and holistic cooks add weeds from the non-sprayed yard to the meals for all species living in your home.

Here are the nutritional benefits of a few “weeds”.  (per 100 gms)

Nettle leaves: calories-65, Protein-5.5 gr, Fat-.7 gr, Calcium –,Phosphorus — Iron –, Sodium –, Potassium –, Vit A-6,500 IU., Thiamine –, Riboflavin –, Niacin –, Vit C-76 mg.

Triple boiled and rinsed (each time) poke shoots (early spring) – calories-20, Protein- 2.3 gr, Fat-.4 gr, Calcium-53 mg, Phosphorus-33 mg, Iron-1.2 mg, Sodium –, Potassium –, Vit. A – 8,700 IU., Thiamine – . 07mg, Riboflavin-.25 mg, Niacin-1.1 mg, Vit C – 82 mg,

Raw Purslane stems and leaves (tastes good cooked, too): calories –, Protein-21 gr, Fat- 1.7 gr, Calcium-.4 mg, Phosphorus 103 mg, Iron-39 mg, Sodium-3.5 mg, Potassium –, Vit A –, Thiamine 2,500 mg, Riboflavin-.03 mg, Niacin-.1 mg, Vit C-.5 mg,

More on weeds later.

By |2012-08-02T21:25:15+00:00August 2nd, 2012|nutrition|0 Comments

About the Author:

Christina Chambreau, DVM, graduated from the University of Georgia Veterinary College in 1980 and has had a Homeopathic Veterinary Practice since 1988. She is co-founder and was Chair for the Academy of Veterinary homeopathy. She is the author of Healthy Animal’s Journal: What You Can Do to Have Your Dog or Cat Live a Long and Healthy Life; Healthy Dog Journal ebook; Fleas Be Gone kindle; and co-author of Tutorial and Workbook for the Homeopathic Repertory and How to Have a Stress Free Wedding and Live Happily Ever After. She has written and is quoted in many magazines. She lectures at veterinary conferences around the world. She speaks and gives classes for animal enthusiasts and practitioners. She is committed to empowering people to heal their animals and themselves in a way that heals the planet.

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