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List of foods and supplements that will keep you healthy in case of a food shortage


With wars and rumors of wars, economical collapses and natural disasters rampant worldwide, it’s important to know what foods and supplements that will keep you healthy in case of a food shortage.


A varied diet rich in fruits and vegetables is ideal to keep optimal health. However, in an unforeseen event such as wars, natural disasters and economical collapses. Some foods can be kept long term and will offer the nutrition needed, before you even start delving into your canned goods. This sort of knowledge seems important to have, as we read daily in the news about a possible food shortage in the UK, the total economical collapse in Venezuela, food shortage due to natural disasters and the war threats constantly plastered in the media.

The most popular methods to store foods in case of food shortage is DIY canning foods or storing canned goods. But, keeping the integrity of foods and ingredients is what will make sure their powerful nutritional capabilities remain nearly intact. So, here is a list of foods and supplements that will keep you healthy in case of a food shortage


1- Grains

Some of the health benefits of grains include the fact that they are rich in fiber, minerals, vitamins, proteins and antioxidants. The most nutritious grains out there, include: quinoa, oaths, brown rice plus any type of beans, lentils, chickpeas, which have been reported to keep people feeling fuller for longer periods of time.

The value of grains in a diet is incomparable, for example: While quinoa can help fight depression, garbanzo beans has been reported to be rich in flavonoids, which is ideal for stroke survivors and nourishes the brain, and Lentils are an excellent source of molybdenum and folate, and very good source of dietary fiber, copper, phosphorus and manganese. Additionally they are a good source of iron, protein, vitamin B1, pantothenic acid, zinc, potassium and vitamin B6.

2- other eatables

In case of a food shortage, if you somehow still have a functioning fridge. Then you can freeze tomatoes, which can be made into sauce or canned chutney, certain fruits and vegetables, as well as kale and other greens. But, if this is not the case, make sure to have cranberries and other dried fruit, dark chocolate, nuts, home made onion powder, homemade garlic powder, coconut oil, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon, turmeric, manuka honey, peppermint tea bags and Himalayan salt. why are these other eatables important?

If you can still freeze foods, certain fruits and vegetables that might be worthy freezing are bananas, berries and purple potatoes. This is because purple potatoes have been reported to have many health benefits and fight cancer, berries help type 2 diabetes sufferers bananas are antiviral and may help children recover from viral diseases quicker.

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Foods like cranberries and dark chocolate have been reported to improve gut health and increase energy levels respectively. While, garlic, lemon, onion can treat fungal infections , manuka honey kills bacterial infections, coconut oil and olive oil are antiviral and antibacterial; Peppermint tea reduces fever and turmeric has a variety of health benefits. Another must have ingredient is salt, which must have its own space in a balanced diet, as unprocessed salt is essential for good health plus can be used to preserve certain foods in the same way olive oil and apple cider vinegar can, which in an ingredient well spoken about due to its many uses and health benefits.


The most logical supplements to have, are those that will provide you with all the vitamins and nutrients needed, as well are known for their healing properties. So, here are 3 supplements that will keep you healthy in case of a food shortage.

1) Moringa oleifera

Moringa Oleifera has more calcium than milk, more potassium than bananas and more beta carotene than carrots, and these are just some of its immense nutritional values. This plant has also been reported to fight cancer and is also anti-diabetic and anti-obesity..

2) Olive leaf extract

The extract of olive and also extra virgin olive oil has oleuropein, an organic compound that has the ability to fight cancer , regulate blood pressure and have many other health benefits.

3) Hemp seed oil

This is amazing supplement to have in case of food shortage, besides being packed with the omega’s 3, 6 and 9 which are paramount for brain health. Hemp seed oil has also been proven to heal atopic dermatitis and be a natural remedy for eczema.

Food shortage is not uncommon and something to be laughed about. Recently, it has been reported that society will collapse by 2040 due to catastrophic food shortages. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that about 795 million people of the 7.3 billion people in the world, or one in nine, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2014-2016.



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