How to keep healthier after hurricane
by Perla Lucía
June 5, 2018
You can start days before recollecting all the instruments to survive the post-hurricane season. It is very important to have non-perishable food and is necessary to make sure you have ready the proteins, carbohydrates, and fats; and most important: drinking water.
I will give you some advice so that you can prevent yourself and manage to balance your diet to keep you healthy in situations of natural disasters. A good example of foods that will help you pass the post-hurricane is Superfoods and alkaline water. You can find Superfoods that will keep you in good nutrition, like chia, almonds, cacao seeds, spirulina and coconut oil.
Try to keep drinking water for at least 10 per person per week
As mentioned at the beginning of the article, the most important thing that you can not miss, is water, remember to also store water for your feline or dog friends.
After a natural disaster, most likely many people will need help, and water is most needed at those times. There are water filters in the market that do not need to be connected to the pipeline and that will help you to make drinking water.
In fact, one of my favorites is Pi water, besides being a water filter it alkalized it and ads natural minerals, this benefits will help you to keep your immune system strong and you can be sure the water you drink is safe. The “Pi water system” is also known as Nikken water, there are many more brands in the market that you can easily find, although so far Nikken is the most recognized. This filter works or is called “living water” which means that it has many benefits, as much as if the water were taken from a spring in the mountains.
The “Pi water system” works with an activated carbon
That contains colloidal silver to eliminate bacteria and prevent them from reproducing; I do not know if you have noticed that many times the water also has color, well this small activated carbon eliminates that color and if that were not enough, it also helps the water to be lighter since it eliminates heavy metals, this works by tap water is usually grouped in 11 to 18 molecules, while alkaline water passes through an electrolysis process and manages to group in 5 to 8 molecules. This result helps the cells to achieve better hydration.
Doctors say that 10 glasses of water a day are needed to be healthier
In the water of the pipe, there are many chemicals or heavy metals that are not always optimal for our health. Two-thirds of our body is made up of water, we must bear in mind that water also cushions joints and carries nutrients to our organs. Maintaining optimal hydration helps us to be more active, lose weight and have a good digestion. In addition to all these benefits, alkaline water also goes through an extra oxygenation process.
Maybe you have read about alkaline foods and how to achieve alkalizing the body, this is part of Ayurvedic medicine, which is the name of traditional Indian medicine. A part of Ayurvedic medicine talks about the alkalinization of blood to keep us healthy, the pH scale is formed from 1 to 14 with 1 being the most acidic and 14 the most alkaline, the ideal is the neutral level 7.
To achieve pH stabilization in 7, we have to eat a healthy diet because the body converts food into acid waste, and when we do not respect the healthy diet, the body has an overload of work and stores it in arteries, vessels, and tissue fatty.
I could write a lot more about alkaline water, but I better give you the link to navigate by yourself.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCIRjdAzZTU
High properties of the Chia:
- It is the higher source of protein in the plant kingdom
- 50% more calcium than whole milk
- 200% more potassium than bananas
- 300% more antioxidants than blueberries
- 300% more iron than spinach
- 700% more omega 3 than salmon.
You can read more about the Chia, It´s my favorite, and it´s easier for your body to digest if you put the chia in a glass with water twenty minutes before to drink.
The Almonds give us a lot of energy:
The almonds give us for 100 grams 580 kilocalories
besides being delicious, almonds help us to avoid anemia, do to is a high content of iron and vitamin B12.
In post-hurricane season, we cannot cook as there is no electricity or gas to cook. The almonds are a good choice for healthy eating or having to resort to canned food.
With more digestible proteins than animal meat is Spirulina:
Spirulina is a seaweed that provides proteins, vitamins, A, E, D, B1, B3, B6, B12, Iron, zinc, folic acid, and essential acids and minerals. It is very easy to find it in health food store, pharmacies, or in online stores.
You can have it in your kitchen in pill, or powder to prepare, according to your preference.
Stimulating cocoa seeds:
The unprocessed cocoa seeds are very bitter, but you will find the authentic taste of bitter chocolate.
This seed is mainly rich in polyphenols, which encourage your body and your mood.
So, we can go to polyphenol to help a little to our body to produce endorphins that are the hormones that give us happiness.
They are rich in vitamins A, C, E, minerals, iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, or phosphorus. It contains 35% vegetable proteins and the most interesting thing is that you can find the presentation of hemp oil and then you can use for eating or you can give it a cosmetic use.