Monday, April 8

3 Survival Foods For Your 72 Hour Kit For Any Emergency

Your 72 hour kit should also contain survival foods so that you won't starve after a disaster strikes. During a crisis, stores are closed, ATM machines don't work and electricity and water services will be non-operational. According to emergency preparedness experts, we should all be prepared to care for ourselves for at least three days after a major crisis.

Every household should have at least a 72-hour supply of survival foods for every person in the home. Here are three of the most important survival foods you need to pack in your emergency food supply.

1) Meat
Protein is a very important tool for your body's overall health. Products such as meat, seeds, nuts, eggs, peas, dry beans, fish and poultry are all very rich in protein. Every healthy diet must consist of meat, or some sort of protein-enriched product.

Proteins are said to be the building blocks for blood, skin, cartilage, muscles and bones. Experts also say that they're the building blocks for vitamins, hormones and enzymes. Along with carbohydrates and fat, protein is one of the three main nutrients known to provide the calories needed for good health. Some of the other benefits include building and repairing of your body tissues, along with helping to produce antibodies. These antibodies are very important for helping to strengthen your immune system while helping to protect you from infections. Remember that many natural disasters have a way of stirring up dormant viruses.

Meats also contain Vitamin B, which assists the body with the task of releasing energy. Vitamin B also plays an extremely vital role when it comes to the functions of your nervous system. This can be very beneficial during a catastrophe, when your adrenalin is pumping and your heartbeat is racing because of stress.

2) Rice
Stress has a way of taking away our hard earned energy. It's during these times that you need to do everything you can to keep your energy levels high in order to deal with the crisis at hand. Rice is a great provider of instant, fast energy. Rice also helps keep you blood sugar levels stable. This is very important because stress can have a very negative affect on your blood sugar levels. If your levels become too high, or even too low, it could actually result in death. In many countries, rice is the #1 food staple.

3) Fruits/Vegetables
Vegetables and fruits contain essential fiber, minerals, nutrients and vitamins that are vital for good health. Most are very filling, which makes them the perfect snack, even in a crisis. They're also low in calories and fat, making them healthy snacks that even “weight watchers” don't have to worry about.

Many people don't know this. But, during each meal, 50% of your plate should contain veggies and fruits. The natural substances they provide help protect your body from contracting chronic diseases. Your 72 hour kit should contain fruits and veggies of different color varieties. This will ensure that your body receives a wide-range of the valuable nutrients it needs, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, folate and fiber to maintain good health during any emergency.

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The Zombie Hunter said...

I'll always dig survival food articles. Lots of guys think that a mountain of ammo, guns and some Doritos and MREs and a tank of water would do the trick. Kids gotta be fed right, I'm all for preserved fruits man.



YeamieWaffles said...

Ideally even out of fear I would have to have as much food stocked up as possible for an apocalypse, more so than 72 hours worth even but that's not generally possible so this is an amazing guide, thanks for sharing buddy.

AllenTesch said...

I haven't been to exact with it, but I have about a good month's worth of food. But I admit, no rice.