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We all should know by now that proteins are the building blocks of life. Proteins have many different jobs within the body.
The body uses proteins for energy. Protein is also used as an enzyme, which starts reactions within the body, including metabolism, and gene growth & repair.
In an SHTF situation, you will need all the protein you can get. The only thing that I am comfortable relying on in an austere situation for protein is through fishing. Of course, that is only a limited time offer, too.
What about proteins that you can grow in your backyard? Your garden can produce more than you think.
While the meat of a pumpkin is not going to provide you with much protein the seeds of the pumpkin will. They are an incredible dose of things like zinc and protein.
We all know that black beans are a source of protein. Did you know that you can grow them in the backyard? If you can grow, dry and store your own black beans, well, you got something.
More of a grain that is going to take a tremendous amount of space to grow. We know that quinoa has tremendous nutritional benefits. If its in your wheelhouse you can make that happen.
Don’t discount the trees! Almonds are a nutritious powerhouse. It’s a big deal. You can grow them and you can sustain them. It’s well within your power.
Most people don’t think about peanuts as something you might grow in your backyard? Peanuts are the only “nut” that can be grown in the ground. Obviously a powerful protein source.
You have more power than you think when it comes to growing your way to independence. Think about these proteins at home and give yourself and your family options.