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5 Food Storage Items You need
When preparing your food stores people tend to focus on items such as canned food, grains, and canned/preserved meats. While these are all vital to your survival, there are a number of other food items that you will want and need.
Along with the essentials, smaller things you take for granted now, like vitamins, will be necessary to keep you healthy and strong. Below are the top 5 items that might not be on your list but should be.
1. Multivitamins and Food Supplements
As you settle into a survival environment, the selection of foods you eat will go down. You will rely on your food stores to give you the nourishment you need and to give you the vitamins and minerals your body requires. No amount of preparation can help you if you catch the flu, but some vitamin preparation can help that not happen.
The ideal vitamins you are looking for are good quality double encapsulated multivitamins. Along with the multivitamin you should take a B-complex tablet to boost this part of the multivitamin. This will help round out your immune defenses and keep your body processing nutrients as it should.
Make sure to store the vitamins in a cool, very dark place. Much like other foods, light kills vitamins. Depending on the vitamin, most need replaced every three years at most.
2. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is known to be one of the safest and most effective nutrients to take as a supplement. One of the most important aspects for survival is Vitamin C’s ability to boost your immune system and to prevent issues with eye disease, cardiovascular disease, and even helps prevent stroke. Recovery from trauma and bruises is greatly increased with vitamin C as well.
Even better, there is little to no risk in taking very high doses of vitamin C. A daily dose of 500mg of the vitamin can give the benefits listed above. If you are getting less fruits and vegetables, this can be increased.
Taking huge doses of any vitamin over the long term can be difficult on your kidneys, so balance your need with overall health.