Adopting a new diet seems to be some of America’s favorite past times.
Every single day people go on diets. Some people diet because they want to lose weight, others discover they have a food allergy and realize they have to change their diet so they don’t feel sick all the time.
But what about preppers, do they need a special diet?
Yes and no.
Ultimately in a SHTF situation you just want to make sure you have food in stock. Emergency survival food is something you absolutely must have if you want to endure a crisis.
But when it comes to long-term survival in a bug out situation (this is the most raw and scary survival situation) you can’t rely on long-term food storage in the traditional sense. This is because you’ll be mobile and won’t be able to carry your food storage with you.
That’s why I wanted to take the time to write about the paleo diet. The paleo diet is an ancient diet which has only recently gained popularity.
This diet is a diet that closely mimics what nomadic societies of the past few millennia relied on to support high activity and long term survival.
So what is it exactly…and why should you care?
Well it could save your life…and even if you don’t use it in a survival situation it could help you feel better if you adopt it today.
Allow me to explain.
Discover Why the Paleo Diet Is Perfect For Preppers
The easiest way to explain the paleo diet is to start by defining which foods are included in it and which ones aren’t.
Paleo eating means you eat like a caveman and what they would have been able to eat before they had fire. These foods would include meats, fruits, vegetables and nuts.
Excluded from the diet are foods that would have been produced during the agricultural movement. These would include foods like wheat, barley, oats, corn, any form of dairy, beans, soy based products and any processed foods (junk foods, foods manufactured in a factory).
What research has shown is many of the disease we deal with on a regular basis in today’s society began when humans adopted agriculture.
To think farming contributes to poor health might not make any sense, but what a number of studies indicate is when you consume these foods your body simply cannot digest them.
And that’s where the problems really begin to see it.
Here’s the crux of the issue. The difficulty your body experiences in trying to digest these foods promotes inflammation in the body; and inflammation is a known contributor to diseases like:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Auto-immune diseases
Plus many, many more.
On the other hand a diet like the paleo diet which relies primarily on foods our bodies are able to digest without issue means a reduction in the overall risk of disease.
For instance a reliance on wild (or pasture) raised meat gives your body access to protein as well as essential fats. The fats you get from things like grass fed cow, venison, wild caught fish, cage free eggs, etc. are anti-inflammatory.
You’ve probably heard of these fats before, they’re known as Omega-3s and they’re the fats known to help out with brain and heart health as well as helping to decrease inflammation.
And then a diet low in added and process sugars will promote healthy blood sugar levels which means you’ll have more consistent levels of energy. Not to mention your body will resist holding onto stubborn body fat when blood sugar levels are balanced.
Then, because a paleo diet consists of fruits and vegetables your body’s micronutrient needs will be met. Things like vitamins and minerals are abundant in fruits and vegetables, same goes with fiber and necessary carbohydrates.
Not to mention these foods are easily digestible which keeps you from developing uncomfortable bloat and also contributes to stable gut heath (poor gut health is a known risk for many diseases).
If you’d like a detailed explanation on how all of this works watch the video below.
So Why Does The Paleo Diet Matter?
The reason knowing about the paleo diet matters to a prepper is because when you’re equipped with knowledge about how food affects your body, health, and energy you can prepare for disaster in advance.
Think about it this way.
Let’s say you switch to a paleo style diet today. Within a few weeks you notice you’re losing weight. Then you notice you sleep better, you feel more rested when you wake up, and that normal midday crash you experience, is gone!
Imagine how that could affect you in a crisis.
That’s the idea behind the paleo diet; and while other diets are gimmicks for weight loss there’s quite a bit of research out there to support the claim that diets like paleo can positively affect health.
Not to mention an interest in a paleo diet will pay off in a survival situation.
Many people who adopt the paleo diet find themselves learning about what natural plants are edible. They start to take up gardening because they want to grow their own food, and many of them even get into hunting so they can kill their own meat (and save money in the process).
Can you see any of those things not paying off in a survival situation?
Of course not! And that’s why the Paleo Diet Is Perfect For Preppers.
All of those practices will pay off in spades in a crisis.
If the paleo diet sounds like something you’d be interested in trying out my suggestion is to try it for 30 days. If you don’t feel better, look better, or find yourself happy about the decision then don’t do it anymore.
My guess is you’ll love it.
And regardless of whether or not you’re going to switch to paleo it helps to have some paleo food storage on hand.
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