The ultimate energizing food list for disaster preparedness
05/14/2024 / By HRS Editors / Comments
The ultimate energizing food list for disaster preparedness

As a prepper, it’s important to have foods in your stockpile that can give you a much-needed energy boost.

Doing this ensures that when you are dealing with an emergency, you can keep up your energy while managing different tasks around your homestead. (h/t to

How to boost your energy levels after SHTF

Eating fruits, vegetables, nuts and various grains can help reduce fatigue following an SHTF event.

The human body functions using what you feed it, and the best way to get the most energy from your food is to make sure that you’re eating a variety of nutritious foods.

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In a study, scientists compared the effect of bananas and carbohydrate sports drinks on cyclists who needed sustained energy for long rides. The results revealed that eating a banana offered just as much fuel to the cyclists as the sports drink.

The scientists reported that bananas are full of fiber, potassium, vitamins and the perfect amount of carbohydrates that provide you with a much-needed boost of natural energy.

If you are preparing before SHTF, you can make the most of your storage space by purchasing freeze-dried organic bananas. They will also last longer in your stockpile compared to fresh bananas and other fruits.

Chia seeds

Chia seeds are a great source of prolonged energy because they contain carbs, healthy fats and filling dietary fiber.

Two tablespoons of chia contains about 11.9 grams (g) of carbs and 5.05 g of omega-3s, which can help support a healthy heart.

According to a 2022 study, athletes who consumed a sports gel with chia seeds experienced an enhanced ability to take in and use oxygen during physical activity, potentially improving their overall performance.

For your daily routine, sprinkling a few tablespoons of chia seeds to your morning smoothie or adding a scoop to your afternoon yogurt may provide an energy boost that may help keep fatigue at bay.

Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds can also help with fatigue and fight hunger. Incorporating a variety of nuts and seeds into your diet can provide you with healthy nutrients and energy.

Here are some nuts and seeds to stock up on before SHTF:

  • Almonds
  • Brazil nuts
  • Cashews
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pecans
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Walnuts

It’s best to eat nuts and seeds raw and unsalted.


Oats aren’t just for breakfast. A bowl of cooked oats is full of filling dietary fiber and a little protein.

Additionally, oats are good if you experience blood sugar spikes and drops with other processed breakfast cereals. Choose the plain versions of old-fashioned oats or steel-cut oats to avoid added sugar.

To ensure that your breakfast is healthy, add other nutritious ingredients like milk, a little honey and a handful of your favorite mixed berries to boost your energy to get you through the day.

Seasonal fruits and vegetables

Unlike processed foods that may be stripped of nutrients for a longer shelf life, fresh foods usually contain higher nutrients.

Eating in-season fruits and vegetables means they ripened naturally. (Related: Avoid harmful chemicals like glyphosate in food by ALWAYS choosing ORGANIC.)

Whole grains and complex carbs

Like highly processed foods, refined carbohydrates like sugars and white flour add little nutrition.

Choosing whole-grain foods and complex carbohydrates ensures that your body gets the full benefits of the hull of the grain that adds beneficial fiber to your diet.

Here are some healthy whole grain foods for your stockpile:

  • Brown Rice
  • Buckwheat
  • Bulgur wheat (cracked wheat)
  • Millet
  • Popcorn
  • Spelt
  • Quinoa
  • Whole barley
  • Whole grain rye
  • Whole oats
  • Whole wheat

Where to get energy-boosting foods for your prepping needs

The Health Ranger Store is here to ensure that you have access to the necessary supplies for your survival stockpile.

That’s why we’re proud to introduce a collection of emergency survival foods, such as nuts, freeze-dried fruit and fiber-rich whole grains.

Health Ranger Select Mini-Bucket Organic Almonds have a wholesome flavor and offer a wealth of nutrients that have earned almonds their title as a superfood. Our premium almonds contain no sugar, chemical flavoring, hydrogenated oils, or added sodium and are not treated with preservatives.

Health Ranger Select Mini-Bucket Organic Almonds are raw, unpasteurized and non-irradiated.

Stock up on Health Ranger Select Freeze-Dried Organic Diced Bananas for a sweet snack that can also help boost your energy after SHTF. Loaded with potassium, vitamin C and various nutrients, our premium diced bananas allow you to savor the delicious flavor and nutritional benefits of fresh bananas all year round.

Sourced from premium banana plants grown by our trusted suppliers under strict organic standards, these diced bananas undergo a careful freeze-drying process that preserves the original taste, texture and nutrients of our premium bananas.

Health Ranger Select Freeze-Dried Organic Diced Bananas are non-GMO, non-China, and certified Kosher and organic. They have also undergone meticulous lab testing for glyphosate, heavy metals and microbes.

If you need whole grains, try Health Ranger Select Organic Tri-color Quinoa Mega Bucket, which contains over four thousand grams of organic tri-color quinoa. This extension to shelf life provided by our Health Ranger Mega Buckets makes it ideal for food preparedness and survival situations.

Our organic Tri-color quinoa is carefully sourced from top growers in Peru. It is also vegan, non-GMO, non-China and certified organic and Kosher.

Visit Health Ranger Store and Brighteon Store to browse a variety of clean food supplies for your survival stockpile. You can also go to for more suggestions on how to start building your food stockpile before disaster strikes.

Watch this clip about the amazing benefits of eating organic bananas.

This video is from the Health Ranger Store channel on

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