Nutrition Supplies for Emergencies

There are many reasons why you should have an emergency food storage. Emergencies can strike at any moment, during any time of the year. Whether you are at risk of flooding, earthquakes, or hurricanes, emergency food storage is key to being prepared if the worst were to happen.

Our bodies require many essential vitamins, minerals, and various nutrients and a well-stocked food storage should supply you with all of these nutrients. Here at Road to Nutrition, we take emergency preparedness very seriously. In fact, we are so passionate about emergency preparedness that many of our supplements can be used to make your food storage healthier.

As we mentioned before, emergencies can strike at any moment, so don't procrastinate. Start an emergency food storage today and plan for the future. Let our experts fill you in on the essentials of a good food storage.

Essential Nutrients

Our bodies are incredibly complex mechanisms. While efficient, they do require a number of essential nutrients to operate at peak efficiency. When you are stocking up on foods to add to your emergency food storage, there are a number of essentials you should include. Some of these essentials are:

  • Water: No emergency food storage is complete without a strong supply of water. Without water, you won't last long so be sure to plan ahead and store enough water for everyone in your family.
  • Dry Staples: Obviously, rice and beans and other versatile staples are essential, but so is a storage of oil, baking powder, baking soda, and even yeast.
  • Proteins: Storing a supply of proteins that won't go bad is essential, but difficult. Our 30 Second Meal protein powder is a sound source of protein, as well as many vitamins and minerals.
  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits and vegetables are some of the best sources of many of the vitamins and minerals our bodies need. You can do home canning every fall to save some money.
  • Seasoning: Most emergencies last only a couple of days, but if you are forced to use your emergency food storage much longer than this, then you may get tired of your food. Stock up on herbs and seasonings to add a touch of variety.

Storage Space

Just as important as what is in your emergency food storage is where you store it. Your emergency food pantry should be in a dark, cool area. You should ensure your pantry is above the freezing temperature of 32 degrees but cooler than 70 degrees. This is the optimal temperature range to ensure your food doesn't go to waste.

Additionally, you should never store food directly on the ground. If there is flooding or water damage and your food storage is on the ground, then all of your hard work is wasted. Also, make sure the area is dry and adequately ventilated to ensure your food won't rot or fall victim to water damage.

Be Prepared with Road to Nutrition

If you are starting an emergency food storage, or resupplying your current emergency pantry, Road to Nutrition can help. Add our 30 Second Meal protein powder to your food storage for a quick and easy supply of protein and other essential nutrients. You can view all of our supplements on our online store here.