Whole Food Supplements
Whole Foods - there are two ways to think about them.
One way is to think of a whole food, with all its parts, such as a whole grain with its bran layer, inner starchy endosperm, and its nutritious germ.
The second way of defining a whole food is to think of it as one that is unadulterated or in its natural state; in other words, it has nothing added. There are no preservatives or fillers in it, so it’s whole in the sense that it is in the state nature intended.
Fresh, healthy, living pasture is the best whole food for your horse. Hay, is not. That is because when you take grass and you cut it and you dry it and you store it, it loses a lot of things. In fact, hay is nutritionally dismal. Yes, it contains protein and it contains fiber, both of which are important. But most of its essential fatty acids (omega 3s and 6s), as well as its vitamin content is virtually gone.
Adding whole foods to your horse's diet is a marvelous way to not only provide added nutrients, but also to add variety, thereby boosting protein quality and providing trace nutrients.
Be sure to check out the Resource Library on Whole Foods for information on specific whole foods.