Protein Powder Is Not Just For Bodybuilders Anymore.
The reason for this is that protein powder should be an essential product for all preppers to have in their storage room. Many of us store legumes, MRE’s, beans, milk, water and other forms of food, but many of us don’t think about storing protein powder.
The benefits of protein powder.
A good protein shake made of protein powder is a great way to add protein and many vitamins and minerals to our diet. If you were to use a green super-food powder this also will add fruit and vegetables to your diet. A person needs to have plenty of protein in their diet in order to maintain body mass and strength. Ideally, a person should have about 15 grams of protein at the minimum. The protein that I use has about 25 grams because it is made up of eggs and dairy. Having enough protein in your diet will help many things like
- Repair and build up muscle tissue
- Heal the body of injuries
- Gives a person long lasting stamina
- Helps boost the immune system of our body to fight off illnesses
Our body is made up of about 45% protein, it can be found in our bones, muscle, hemoglobin and etc. Without a daily supply of protein our bodies will not function properly and we will start losing many bone density and muscle mass.
One of the better protein powders that I like to store is Whey Protein. Again many people think that only bodybuilders benefit from whey protein but in reality this protein is beneficial to almost anyone. For preppers whey protein is easy to store. Here are some reasons that I like whey protein over other forms of powdered drinks.
- Whey protein is inexpensive and it has less additives than many other powders.
- Great for reducing high blood pressure
- Many studies have proven that whey protein can reduce the risk of heart and cardiovascular issues.
- Whey protein cleanses and removes waste products by maintaining renal filters through stimulating urination so wastes and toxins can be release in order to cut down the risk of bladder infections.
- Whey protein is great for helping to regulate your digestive system and aids in reducing bloat and flatulence.
- This protein is loaded with potassium which helps to offset much sodium in your system. By doing this it supports the elimination of excess fluids in your body.
- By reducing blood pressure in your body this will cut down on you having a stroke.
- Whey protein has been proven to have higher levels of antioxidant glutathione which is known to suppress the free radicals which often lead to cancer.
Ideal protein product for storage.
Our body needs daily protein intake in order to keep us healthy. Protein shakes can be made simply by adding the required amount of protein powder in a shaker bottle mixing and drinking, this is great especially if you have no electricity for a blender. The shelf life on most protein powders is twenty plus years as long as the seal on the container is left unopened.
What to look for in protein powder drinks.
When doing your own research on what protein powder to purchase for your storage supply here are some things to check out.
- What sweetener is used, stay away from artificial sweeteners. Find one that has coconut or cane sugar or stevia.
- Be careful if you are lactose intolerant of the type of protein that you purchase. Some protein drinks can taste terrible. Try a few out before purchasing large quantities for storage.
- Check the ingredients. Some drinks and powders may have a lot of artificial ingredients, stay away from anything that you do not know what it is.
- Purchase some unflavored protein, this is a good addition to meals like cream soups, pasta dishes, potatoes, and any dishes that have sauces.
Have you thought of adding protein powder to your food storage list? If this is not part of your stored products you may want to consider picking up some containers of protein, I feel that you cannot have too much protein on hand for an emergency.