Be Nutrition Ready and Store Super Foods
by Tess Pennington
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me once why I named my website Ready Nutrition. Quite simply, I
explained that its not enough to be ready for all hell to
break loose. You can have all the preps in the world, but without
a well rounded diet, you wouldnt have the strength to engage
in any form of rigorous activity to benefit your survival.
ready means storing the right types of foods that will benefit you
in the long run. These types of foods are also known as super foods,
and have health promoting or disease fighting properties beyond
the basic function of supplying nutrients. Ironincally, most super
foods are some of our favorite foods, so stocking up on them for
food supply should be a no brainer.
Foods To Store
onions are front runners for preventing a multitude of ailments.
Members of the allium family (garlic, onions, chives, leeks) contain
flavonoids that stimulate the production of glutathione which is
an antioxidant in the liver. Glutathione filters out toxins and
carcinogens that would otherwise harm the body. Members of the onion
family also lowers cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, reduces blood
clots, destroys infection causing viruses and bacterias and helps
fight against brain diseases such as Alzheimers. (Source)
rich in antioxidants and are packed with disease fighting properties.
Blueberries have the highest amount of antioxidant properties and
vitamins. Antioxidants such as Anthocyanin, Vitamin B, Vitamin C,
Vitamin E will assist in removing free radicals and fight certain
cancers. Berries also are a great source of Vitamin C. One cup of
strawberries offers 100 mg of Vitamin C. Berries inhibit the growth
of certain bacterias in the bodies which will assist in preventing
urinary tract infections. Since constipation from dehydrated foods
could be an issue in a long term emergency situation, blueberries
can also aid in preventing this uncomfortable issue.
a pretty remarkable vegetable. Broccoli has the highest amounts
of cancer fighting compounds and can prevent heart disease. Studies
show that rats who were fed broccoli extract were more resilient
to heart damage. Broccoli prevents the growth of bacterias in the
stomach which can lead to stomach inflammation, ulcers and stomach
cancer. This vegetable is also rich in Vitamin C and Calcium. Eating
broccoli sprouts are also a great way to benefit from its
nutritional properties. Sprouts
are a high source of antioxidants.
an excellent source of beta carotene, Vitamin E, Vitamin A . The
high amounts of carotenoids assist in preventing heart disease.
Carrots also protect vision, thus eating more carrots can help provide
protection against macular degeneration and the development of cataracts.
Research has suggested that physiological levels, as well as dietary
intake, of carotenoids may be inversely associated with insulin
resistance and high blood sugar levels.
are Vitamin C powerhouses. Citrus fruits are known to lower ones
blood pressure. Citrus fruits also assist in the absorption of iron
and would be of great benefits to those who are anemic. They can
also play a great role in preventing cataracts. Due to the high
Vitamin C content, citrus fruits break down phlegm and can be used
as natural cold and flu medicinal alternatives.
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