High-Energy Protein Sources For Any Emergency
When disaster strikes, access to food and water can quickly become limited, especially while on the go and, conventional food is just too cumbersome. During these critical times, it's crucial to keep your energy and strength up by fueling your body with nutrient-dense snacks that provide long-lasting energy; not empty calories that just taste good. That's why preppers should always have a stockpile of high-protein snacks on hand for emergency situations. Protein is essential during crises for several reasons. Why? Keep reading.
Protein is essential for the following reasons:
It helps maintain and build muscle mass when activity levels are high and food is scarce. Loss of muscle mass can rapidly lead to fatigue and weakness.
It provides a steady supply of amino acids that are used for tissue growth and repair - important when the body is under stress.
It helps regulate appetite and prevents overeating when food availability is unpredictable.
It boosts immunity by supplying the amino acids needed for antibody production. Keeping illness at bay is critical in tough times.
So which protein-packed snacks should be part of every prepper's emergency food supply? Here are our top recommendations:
Beef Jerky - This tasty and portable meat snack is low in fat and provides 10-15 grams of protein per ounce. We recommend looking for low-sodium options.
Nuts and Nut Butters - Calorie-dense nuts like almonds, walnuts, and pecans contain 4-7 grams of protein per serving. Nut butters are also a great choice.
Protein Bars - Seek out bars with at least 10g of protein and minimal added sugar. Look for whole food ingredients.
Canned Tuna and Salmon - Nutritious and non-perishable. Choose water-packed varieties with no salt added. Provides 20-25g protein per 3-4 oz serving.
Hard Boiled Eggs - Cook and peel a dozen eggs to keep in the fridge for up to a week. 6g of protein per egg.
Edamame - These immature soybeans pack a whopping 17g protein per cup. Buy them dry or frozen.
Greek Yogurt - An excellent source of protein (17-20g per cup) and bone-strengthening calcium. Choose plain and add your own fruit.
Protein Powder - Whey and plant-based protein powders can be mixed into water, smoothies, oats, etc. for an easy protein boost.
Trail Mix - Make your own with nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, and a little dried fruit for a protein punch.
Cottage Cheese - Low fat versions provide 13g protein per 1/2 cup serving. Stock up on individual serving sizes.
There you have it - our top ten protein-rich snacks to fuel your body and mind during an emergency situation. Stock up on a variety so you have options to keep your energy steady. Aim for at least 15-20g of protein per snack. Your body will thank you!
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