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How to survive food shortages | Corona Virus survival guide.

Let me start by saying i by no means believe any one should hoard or go crazy panic buying , but it is sensible to be prepared, you should store foods with longer sell by dates , which will be healthier all around and long term should a quarantine or food shortage come around.

Lets start with basics! .


  Stay away from processed foods they are over priced, take up to much storage room and hold more bad nutritional values than good.

  • The average man needs - 2500 calories a day just to maintain there body weight,
  • The average women needs 2000 calories.


What is nutrition

  'The process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.'


There are seven major classes of nutrients which most people would probably of heard of .



carbohydrates, fats, fiber, minerals, protein, vitamins, and water.

These are found in our food , and we can get extra to SUPPLEMENT our diet - key word is supplement from products such as protein shakes , bars etc . 
In a time of crisis and panic most people wont be looking to get their extra supplements from protein bars you will have to rely on your diet and what your eating.
What foods will you find the major nutrients as listed above?
This is a basic list which you should find easily and be able to store which you can use in a lot of different recipes there are many more this is a basic guide- 
Breads, potato's, pastas, grainy products etc
 They are a major food source and a key form of energy for most organisms.
meats, fish, milk, eggs ,oats, cheese, pulses
Fibers- grainy products, breads , fruits apples, 
Vitamins - Fruit and veg
At the time of writing this blog , there has being lots of speculation with the out break of the Corona virus of a nation wide quarantine!, and we have seen panic buying and food shortages, the purpose of writing this basic guide is to inform you what you need to survive and what your really need to be storing in your cupboards and you wont find toilet rolls any where near the top of the list!
As you have read from above, to live healthy we need to be consuming a mixture of nutrients in meals (which should be portioned as below) you can get different nutritional elements out of different types of foods so if you portion them properly and plan you weekly meals out in advance you will be able to make sure you get everything you need to get all your nutritional values, and you will save more money buy planing a weeks menu as you will have ingredients which will be able to be used between different meals. 
a balanced plate from The Governor Nutrition
Top tip
Make a list of everything in your cupboards and check expiration dates every 6 to 12 months to keep things fresh. And don’t forget to have a can opener on hand at all times—all that food won’t be of any use if you can’t open it.
Food for your Cupboards 
grains- pastas pulses, rices 
Tins - potatoes, meats - fishes, fruit, vegetables,
herbs and spices 
eggs, cheeses ,flour.
Freezer -
meats, breads, fruits, vegetables,
Peanut butter
A great source of energy, peanut butter is chock-full of healthful fats and protein. 
Whole-wheat crackers
Crackers are a good replacement for bread and make a fine substitute when making sandwiches. Due t
o their higher fat content, whole-wheat or whole-grain crackers have a shorter shelf life than their plain counterparts (check the box for expiration dates

Nuts and trail mixes
Stock up on these high-energy foods—they’re healthful and convenient for snacking during any lock down. Look for vacuum-packed containers, which prevent the nuts from oxidizing and losing their freshness.

Choose multigrain cereals that are individually packaged so they don’t become stale after opening

Dried fruits, such as apricots and raisins
In the absence of fresh fruit, these healthy snacks offer potassium and dietary fiber.

Canned tuna, salmon, chicken, or turkey
Generally lasting at least two years in the pantry, canned meats provide essential protein.



Top tips to get through a food shortage-

  • learn to cook ! So many people don't have the basic skills how to cook basic recipes from scratch using the above basic ingredients 
  • plan your meals for the week , it will save you money when shopping and time when cooking as you can share the ingredients over different meals.
  • cook in bulk and portion meals out then freeze for another day.
  • i will update this nutrition blog weekly and will add low budget healthy ideas and recipes.



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