Back in the late 80’s I was big into bodybuilding. No ‘roids here – but I tried numerous nutritional supplements trying to get that “edge” to build more muscle – faster. Back then like a typical teenager I really didn’t think about health so much as my looks. Today at almost 44, I Crossfit and run for health reasons and all the while HOPING that looking better will be a benefit as well.
I have a few select supplements that I use to assist in workout recovery and solidifying an environment that my body can build muscle mass as well as loose fat. I believe these same supplements should be included in many of our food storage programs as a way to help insure health when food selection is limited.
Here they are:
Protein Powder: Protein is an essential nutrient that your body needs – especially in high activity and stressful situations. It plays a vital role in maintaining lean body mass (muscle) even when loosing weight due to insufficient calories. Protein powder can provide a high quality source of protein when your diet is lacking.
Multi-Vitamin: A simple multi-vitamin is essential when on a restrictive diet such as many food storage programs provide. A diet high in carbohydrates from items such as rice and beans will likely not provide all essential vitamins and minerals that are needed to keep you healthy.
There are so any protein powder options when it comes to brands, flavors, and cost. I like vanilla as you can add just about any other flavoring and it will taste decent to downright good. Whatever you like – try it before you stock up on a bunch. My favorite brands have been Dymatize Elite Vanilla and Body Fortress Protein Powder. The Body Fortress is available as Wal-Mart as well as Amazon. Mixing some vanilla protein powder in with some freeze dried strawberries and powdered milk – tasty!
Adding some protein and vitamins to a food storage program just makes sense to me.
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