There are only a few foods that are both nutritional powerhouses and candidates for long term food storage. Oats are on my top 10 list of must-have staples for my long term food storage. Let me explain why I think they should be one of the basic grains in your emergency or survival food supply.
Ten reasons why you should include oats in your long term emergency survival food storage:
1. Oats are one of the world’s healthiest foods and have been cultivated for thousands of years.
2. Oats are a good source of protein, dietary fiber, thiamin, folate, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and niacin.
3. Oats are rich in minerals including manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, zinc, iron, potassium and calcium.
4. Oats are high in antioxidants and are known to possess both anti-inflammatory and anti-itching properties.
5. Oats contain between 5 and 9 percent of healthy fat, which is especially critical in a survival diet.
6. Health benefits include; increased weight control, better bowel function, lower cholesterol, lower risk of heart disease and diabetes, lower blood pressure, stabilization of blood sugar, enhanced immune response and reduced risk of cancer.
7. Correctly packaged and stored oats have an amazing shelf-life of up to 30 years.
8. Oats are quick and easy to prepare, which is especially important when fuel is limited.
9. Oats satisfy and make you feel full longer which can be quite beneficial when food is rationed.
10. Oats are easy to rotate and use in your everyday diet.
In this video, we discuss important reasons why you should include oats in your survival food supply, what varieties of oats are best for long term storage and just how long oats will store.
Suppliers to Purchase Oats Packaged for Long Term Storage
Gluten Free Rolled Oats in #10 can for long term storage https://amzn.to/2GqNN50
Regular Rolled Oats in a bucket for long term storage https://amzn.to/2X4e7XV
Auguson Farms Food Storage https://www.augasonfarms.com/?avad=243073_c15084435
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Store https://store.lds.org/ProductDisplay?top_category5=&top_category4=&top_category3=&urlRequestType=Ajax&productId=3074457345616683372&catalogId=3074457345616676768&top_category2=&categoryId=3074457345616678849&errorViewName=ProductDisplayErrorView&urlLangId=-1&langId=-1&top_category=&parent_category_rn=&storeId=10151
For more information check out:
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