Disasters often strike without warning or with little warning. Stocking up the right non-perishable food items can help you weather the storm.
Fuelling your body during an emergency is different from your everyday diet. Your body will use more energy, so you should eat high-energy, high protein foods. In addition, nutritious foods will help to maintain good health.
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Keep a can opener on hand at all times.
Non-perishable food items that have lengthy expiration dates to stash away:
When there is still time to run to the market, buy fresh produce and food items with shorter shelf lives.
Foods to buy:
“Pantry” is an antique word with an eternal logic: Cooking is simpler and faster when you already have the ingredients.
Our definition of pantry encompasses refrigerator, freezer and cupboard, so you can make entire meals with “pantry” items.
It is ok not to have everything- there are three levels of pantries- essential, expanded and expert. No two people will agree on a list of staples — but there are fundamentals ingredients to keep on hand that last.
Who doesn’t want a healthy immune system? (Raise your hand. No one?) But did you know the role your diet plays in keeping it in top shape to protect you from toxins and infections?
Sadly, too many of us don’t eat enough of the fresh fruits, vegetables and other foods we need to keep ourselves healthy year-round. Healthy foods provide many substances including vitamins and minerals to keep us strong and healthy. You can’t just eat an orange or grapefruit or pop a vitamin pill and expect one quick burst of vitamin C to prevent a cold and to boost your immune system.
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