Major disasters like Hurricane Sandy remind us how essential it is to prepare for the future, especially when it comes to your food supply. As the victims of any disaster where access to food is limited will tell you, it truly pays to be prepared. What would you do in the event that you had no access to your local grocery store or refridgerated goods? Are you and your family prepared?
If you're like most people, the answer is of course 'no' -- or at least not yet.
But chances are you are likely already aware of how essential it is to prepare an emergency food supply for you and your family, but what you may have not yet considered is how vastly important it is to ensure that the food you do have is not actually endangering anyone's health.The absolute last thing you want in an emergency scenario is to become sick from your own emergency food supply, or to suffer from hampering side effects of harmful additives found in many storable food packages.
This was a knockout combination, as the Oregon Tilth certification is actually considered by all of the experts I've spoken to over the years to be the very best of its kind. In other words, you won't be getting any sub-par 'fake' organic product. And trust me, I've seen plenty of low quality emergency food supplies after searching through literally thousands in an effort to find the best to recommend to readers and use for myself as well.
One key point I was not willing to sacrifice for quality, however, was genuine preparedness qualities like shelf life and preparation. Thankfully, you won't have to forfeit real preparedness characteristics and perhaps most importantly shelf life just to know that you are eating real, high quality food.
When you consider the shelf life of non-organic, GMO-laden emergency foods currently on the market, it should come as no surprise to you that these foods are also covered in concerning preservatives that allow for them to store for what oftentimes amounts to even less than this organic food supply. That's modern day food science for you, huh?
As always, nature has provided us with its own bountiful amount of organic foods that do not need harmful preservatives to sustain freshness for around 10-15 years or more.
Using natural techniques like vacuum sealing and nitrogen washing allows for these items to stay fresh, healthy, and last for 10-15 years without preservatives. Natural preserving techniques means there remains no compromises to food longevity, availability, or quality. This met my criteria exactly.
Next up on my list was what kind of food is actually in the pail. I wanted organic food items that were not only simple to prepare, but enjoyable.
One of the best parts of this package is the variation you receive when it comes to the organic foods contained inside the bucket, which by the way is absolutely massive (don't worry, we pay shipping). Here is a breakdown of the sixteen organic food items you will receive along with some beneficial and valuable preparedness properties of each one - which show why they were selected for this emergency food bucket.
You will notice that these foods have high amounts of fiber, protein, and other essential macronutrients to keep you fueled at any time -- especially during emergencies:
During any emergency time, the ability of your body to properly digest and pass food is severely hampered due to not only stress but varied food intake. The key here is how black beans can actually facilitate and maintain proper intestinal transit time thanks to the special fiber contained in the beans that produces what is known as butyric acid. In addition, the beans contain a multitude of antioxidants, folates, protein, minerals, and of course B vitamins.
Gabanzo beans are your ally in the fight against hunger during any emergency event due to the unique way in which they can trigger the comforting feeling of fullness, usually attributed to the high fiber content and nutrient dense content. Protein, trace minerals, fatty acids, and vitamins help to also give it a powerful reputation for helping to assist in the balance of cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Another bean high in fiber and protein, which is essential for proper physical and mental function during times of stress and emergency, pinto beans are unique in that they contain not only enough iron to replenish your routinely depleting stores, but they contain manganese and copper as well.
Also high in protein, fiber, and other important vitamins and minerals, rolled oats are great in emergency situations due to requiring little cooking. You can cook them or simply soak them for 20-30 minutes prior to eating.
Lentils are particularly rich in magnesium and potassium - two important minerals for improved health. Magnesium is especially helpful for diabetes and cardiovascular health, while potassium is crucial for helping cells to absorb nutrients and release waste. Like rolled oats, lentils can also be soaked to eat. Soak overnight, then rinse twice daily for a few days until they sprout.
A South American supergrain often referred to as chisaya mama, or the mother of all grains, quinoa is rich in essential minerals, phytochemicals (which act as antioxidants), and protein. What sets quinoa apart from the others, though, is the fact that it is a "complete protein". This means that it contains an ideal proportion of all 9 essential amino acids. A diet rich in whole grains like quinoa can help reduce the risk of numerous health conditions.
Shown to help prevent gallstones, type 2 diabetes, and more, millet has been enjoyed for hundreds of years in both Africa and certain regions of India. Millet is rich in amino acids, B vitamins, fiber, and particularly rich in manganese, magnesium, tryptophan, and phosphorous - a mineral necessary for rebuilding cell membranes and the nervous system.
Considered a superfood, Chia seeds are an excellent source of well-balance omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Additionally, chia will make you feel fuller faster and allow your body to absorb nutrients over a longer time period.
Organic Sprouted Buckwheat
Great for the cardiovascular system and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, buckwheat is an energizing, gluten-free food that is available throughout the year. It's great for cleansing and may even prevent gallstones. Like quinoa, buckwheat also harnesses all of the essential amino acids while containing many other important vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, selenium, and calcium.
Milk that is not 100% organic generally comes from cows that are extremely unhealthy - cows given antibiotics, growth hormones, and fed GMO corn feed. Cows are supposed to eat grass! What's more, non-organic milk is usually pasteurized and homogenized - destroying much of its nutritional value. Milk in this pail is 100% organic and comes from healthy, grass fed, free roaming cows. Milk in powder form extends the shelf life and doesn't need to be refrigerated.
The sprout blend contains sprouts of french and red lentils; whole peas, mung beans, aduki beans, alfalfa and radish. What's great about sprouted seeds is that they are more nutritionally rich than their unsprouted counterparts.
Enerfood Superfood Green Drink
Enerfood super green energy drink is a 100% organic and incredibly potent award winning product that is an absolute must-have. This drink is GMO-free, helps cleanse the body, and is great for turbocharging your immune system for better health.
Pancake Mix (Gluten Free)
Able to make pancakes, waffles, muffins, crepes, and more, this mix is your perfect gluten-free, casein-free cooking solution. Although it works great with the powdered milk, you can blend this mix with dairy free rice or almond milk if dairy doesn't work for you.
Miso powder is a fermented vegetable stock full of vitamin b12, vitamin E, potassium, choline, fiber, other essential minerals, and provides complete protein. This traditional Japanese fermented food is prized for its nutritional value as well as its ability to prevent numerous diseases.
Cajun Spice Mix
This pail is full of beans and lentils, and these foods may need some zesty flavor! The Cajun spice mix includes black pepper, cayenne, sea salt, garlic, onion and paprika to make your emergency foods that much better.
It amazes me that many emergency food distributors fail to see the true importance in preserving the integrity of your immune system. Packing an emergency food supply with low quality GMO-laden processed foods may sustain your hunger needs for a short period of time, but your body requires essential vitamins and nutrients that can be found in wholesome foods that processed powders and MREs simply cannot provide. This is especially true for growing children who may be a part of your family as well.
As your immune functions are suppressed, of course, disease will begin to manifest itself -- the absolute last thing you want during any type of emergency.
The reality, however, is that during a period of crisis the increase in stress on the body and mind in numerous ways can help pave the way for immune system destruction. With high quality organic foods that are not heavily processed and nutrient deficient, you can help to sustain yourself.
The bottom line is that you need to be looking out for your whole self during a time of emergency.
This 100% organic food pail is absolutely massive, and shipping any pail from most retailers will cost you almost as much as the pail itself in some areas. Thankfully, we have managed to provide 100% free shipping within the continental United States by covering this cost ourselves.
You'll also notice that we have completely dropped down the selling price dramatically from the actual retail price of the food supply pails, and this price cut compounds for each package of 2 or more. At 10 pails, you're actually getting a large portion of food for free.
Amid these truly unpredictable times, it pays to be prepared. Some of the most disturbing emails I've ever received were from Hurricane Sandy victims who had wished they purchased an emergency food supply to sustain their family. Instead, they were forced to go into the streets in search of a government food truck, which actually contains processed chips and acidic soda. It pays to be prepared, and even more so to maintain the integrity of your whole body health.
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