The term nutrient density has several meanings. Most commonly, nutrient density is defined as a ratio of nutrient content to the total energy content. Nutrient-dense food is opposite to energy-dense food (also called "empty calorie" food). According to the Dietary Guidelines, nutrient-dense foods are those foods that provide substantial amounts of vitamins and minerals and relatively few calories. Meat and vegetables are the nutrient-dense foods, while products containing added sugars and processed cereals are not.
Second, nutrient density is defined as a ratio of food energy from carbohydrate, protein or fat to the total food energy. To calculate nutrient density (in percent), divide the food energy (in calories or joules) from one particular nutrient by the total food energy in the given food.
Third, nutrient density is understood as the ratio of the nutrient composition of a given food to the nutrient requirements of your pet’s body. Therefore, a nutrient-dense food is the food that delivers a complete nutritional package.
Eating nutrient-dense food will ensure your pet’s are getting the nutrients and won't leave them feeling hungry later. Choosing MfM nutrient dense foods can become beneficial for your pets. Just remember that the foods you feed your pet can affect their health in a big way. To be healthy or unhealthy? The choice is yours.
Pets require a diet that regularly includes proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and water for proper nutrition. Of equal importance is the balance of these nutrients in the diet, ensuring the dog/cat receives these ingredients in correct proportions.
Otherwise the following occurs:
Excessive use leads to calcium depletion, which in turn damages the heart, arteries, nerves, bones, kidneys and muscles.
Matching the nutrient profile to the animal has many wonderful benefits: