Wanna stay healthy? Eat pet food
may seem a bit over the top, but a new study has found that the tins of cat and dog food you feed your favourite pet is not only good for their health but yours as well, for it containsindia Updated: Mar 27, 2006 17:50 IST
It may seem a bit over the top, but a new study has found that the tins of cat and dog food you feed your favourite pet is not only good for their health but yours as well, for it contains less fat, salt and sugar levels than fast food.
Nutrition experts who compared 30 human meals with 15 pet foods discovered that Gourmet Gold cat food, with 2.9 grams of fat per 100 grams, was not only eight times less fatty than pieces of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) which had 23.2 grams of fat per 100 grams and 1.9 grams of salt.
Researchers also found that the level of fat was far lower than a McDonald’s Big Mac burger and a Pizza Hut meal.
Scientist John Searle, from the Global food-testing lab in Burton upon Trent, which carried out the tests, said that pet food was healthier under the Food Standards Agency’s “traffic light” labelling scheme, than most food human beings eat.
“It would not do a human any harm to eat this cat and dog food. It would be categorised in the green or amber levels. But some convenience foods would fall in the red or unhealthy category,” The Sun quoted him, as saying.
First Published: Mar 27, 2006 17:47 IST