Pumpkin-Maple Dog Cookies with Immune-Boosting Beta Glucan
Not only have we added the health benefits of pumpkin (fiber!), and the flavor of Vermont maple syrup to our original Noochies cookie, but Pumpkin Noochies+ has something we’ve come to think of as a magical ingredient — a yeast-derived beta glucan.
What is Beta glucan?
Beta glucans naturally occur in foods, and specific types of yeast beta glucans, the ones in Pumpkin Noochies+, have been clinically proven to help support the immune system. As you might know from our Omega & Probiotic Sprinkles (formerly known as Superfood & Probiotic Supplement), we are big fans of proven immune boosters that help pets live long, healthy lives.
How it works
Beta glucans work by activating immune cells thereby stimulating the immune system and keeping it at a heightened awareness so it's ready to efficiently fight off invaders. Studies have also shown beta glucan to have relieved symptoms in dogs with inflammation in joints, skin and bowels.
In short, Beta glucans have been proven to:
Improve general immune health
Maintain overall physical health
Protect against the harmful effects of stress
Promote healthy energy levels and mental clarity
Also in Pumpkin Noochies+
Pumpkin, obviously! Pumpkin is an excellent source of soluble fiber, which is key to maintaining healthy digestion and firm bowel movements. By absorbing water, soluble fiber helps to “bulk” stool, thereby minimizing diarrhea.
Vermont maple syrup: Did you know that maple syrup is packed with naturally occurring minerals such as calcium, manganese, potassium and magnesium? And it is also a good, natural source of antioxidants! In terms of sweeteners, it is proven to be more nutritious than all other sweeteners and has healthy glycemic qualities.
Cinnamon is beloved for its capacity to lower blood sugar.
Otherwise, Pumpkin Noochies+ has all the same great ingredients found in original Noochies!
Nutritional yeast: A complete, sustainable, protein containing 10 essential amino acids. Also known as “nooch,” it is also loaded with beneficial B vitamins and minerals. B1 plays a critical role in maintaining a healthy metabolism. B2 supports immunity. And B9 helps with brain development.
Ancient grains: Such as barley are rich in fiber. So are flaxseed and pumpkins . Fiber plays an important role in supporting healthy digestion, from resolving constipation and diarrhea to providing relief from gastrointestinal issues.
Coconut oil:Healthy fats can increase energy levels, improve skin and coat, and improve digestion.
Applesauce: Apples are considered nutritional powerhouses delivering a punch of vitamin C, B complex vitamins, phytonutrients, which protect the body from free radicals and minerals such as calcium and potassium. They are also a great source of dietary fibre, containting pectin, which is a type of fiber that acts as a prebiotic that feeds good bacteria in the gut.
We are so excited for you to try Pumpkin Noochies+ — an all-natural, human-grade, USDA certified organic, non-GMO dog cookie that is loaded with the flavors dogs love!