High Quality H20?

Water that is not in raw food has no active ions, electrolytes, nor minerals bound with nutrients.  It must have all three properties or it is only 10% cellularly utilizable. Contrary to many opinions, water leeches nutrients from the blood and intestines and dilutes digestive juices so that when your pet eats the food it does not digest or assimilate the food properly or efficiently.  The leeching causes wastes to embed in the tissues rather than being discarded from the body.

Robert Mueller · March 17, 2020

High Quality H20?

Water that is not in raw food has no active ions, electrolytes, nor minerals bound with nutrients.  It must have all three properties or it is only 10% cellularly utilizable. Contrary to many opinions, water leeches nutrients from the blood and intestines and dilutes digestive juices so that when your pet eats the food it does not digest or assimilate the food properly or efficiently.  The leeching causes wastes to embed in the tissues rather than being discarded from the body.

It is a false notion that water nurtures and hydrates tissue.  In fact, water dries the cells while bloating the body because 90% of it circulates in the blood serum without cellular absorption.  Water is never a good replacement for body fluids spent during evaporation/perspiration because cells cannot absorb it. Only water that is nutrient bound in food properly replaces fluids.  

Knowing this fact makes it even more logical to have an animal gain their water requirements from a raw food diet that contains over 70% moisture.  (Compare the water content to a dry kibble diet that has an 8-10% moisture level). Raw meat diet contains 55% to 90% water that is 92% - 100% cellularly utilizable.  Dehydration is impossible with a raw food diet when water is not consumed.

The popularity of humans drinking vast quantities of water also disintegrates the human body, causing frequent urination, weight loss in many people and bloating in many others.

Lesson of the day - our bodies, and that of our pets, need to get their water requirements from the foods that are consumed each day.

Raw Food Tip:

Sometimes the easiest cures come from the simplest solutions. Increase food-based water content and watch the entire operating system improve dramatically. Decrease the water content and witness the devastating effects of dehydration.

- Robert Mueller, Sr.

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Robert Mueller, BSc, Pharm. is a registered pharmacist, author of “Living Enzymes: The World’s Best Kept Pet Food Secret”, and co-developer of BARF World’s BARF Diets® patties, nuggets and supplements – the first company to make the Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods (BARF®) diet conveniently available to animals everywhere. To receive more articles like these in your email inbox,click here to sign up for “The Intelligent Pet” weekly e-zine absolutely FREE!

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The BARF World Team
Mar 20, 2020

Our Freeze-Dried diets give the same benefits as our raw. It is still considered a raw diet, just in Freeze-Dried form. You will want to be sure to reconstitute the freeze-dried diet with equal parts water to nuggets. The ingredients and formula for our dry diet is the same as our raw diets.
We are currently working towards giving our customers the option of a more eco-friendly coolers. More info on this as it becomes available.

Gena Todia
Mar 17, 2020

So what about BARF's freeze-dried raw food? If it's re-hydrated with water do my dogs get the same nutritional benefit as with the frozen patties? Is there any downside to feeding freeze-dried verses patties? I'm planning to switch to freeze-dried to eliminate receiving the environmentally unfriendly Styrofoam coolers the frozen food is shipped in, but I don't want to compromise on my pets' nutrition. Thank you for your response.

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