This article was originally published by Mac Slavo on SHTFPlan on September 13, 2017. With the war drums beating yet again, I’ve decided to republish this article.
It’s terrifying to think about, but there may come a day when the United States will be struck by one or more nuclear weapons. Because of this, Natural News compiled a list of the ten best foods to grow in case this horrific scenario becomes a macabre reality.
In the event of a nuclear attack, one of the first organs that will be affected by the nuclear fallout and radiation is the thyroid gland. The reason the thyroid is affected first is primarily that radioactive iodine is absorbed by the gland extremely quickly. Unbeknownst to most people, though, potato skins contain high amounts of iodine, which can be used by the body to shield the cells from radioactive material, like nuclear fallout. Potatoes are also one of the easiest and heartiest crops to grow, making them a no-brainer for anyone who is serious about prepping for a nuclear attack.
Like potatoes, strawberries are extremely easy to grow. All you really need is some soil, some water and a spot on the windowsill, and in no time at all, you will be able to enjoy a plethora of fresh, juicy berries. Strawberries also contain several important nutrients and are a good source of iodine. It’s also been thought that eating strawberries can help prevent breast cancer.
The great thing about cranberries is that they contain Vitamin C and Vitamin E, both of which are capable of protecting cells from radiation. Most people are not aware that cranberries can be grown in raised beds, so long as the soil is acidic and the plants are given enough water.
Red meat will likely become unavailable immediately following a nuclear strike. But, luckily, navy beans contain a significant amount of iron, which your body can use to make blood. They are also rich in iodine, which helps defend against radiation. As most farmers and gardeners will tell you, beans are an important staple in gardens because they help the soil absorb nitrogen. For these reasons, navy beans should be on the top of every survivalist’s list when it comes to the production of sustainable gardens and nutritious foods.
Look no further than the orange for a healthy dose of Vitamin C, which can be a lifesaver. Research has shown that Vitamin C is capable of protecting healthy cells from radiation. As a matter of fact, it has been revealed that workers at the Fukushima plant in Japan were less likely to experience DNA mutations after receiving Vitamin C than those who did not. While there are many foods that contain Vitamin C, oranges are by far the best source.
Like cranberries, red bell peppers contain a significant amount of Vitamin C and Vitamin E which help to protect the body from radiation. Red peppers have the ability to shield your cells from some of the effects of ionizing radiation. They can be grown outdoors, in containers, as well as in hydroponic setups.
Just 1/4 of a cup of sunflower seeds is all you need to get your recommended daily amount of Vitamin E, so throw a handful on a salad. They can give your cells protection against harmful radiation in the event of a nuclear attack. In addition, sunflower seeds contain other antioxidants and nutrients that will generally allow you to live a much healthier life.
Pumpkin seeds are a good source of Vitamin E, and pumpkins themselves contain high levels of vitamins A, B, C, and Potassium. As long as the vines have enough room to spread, pumpkins are actually more than capable of growing in containers.
In addition to being packed with important nutrients, spirulina contains molecules that can bind to certain toxins such as heavy metals. Eating Spirulina can protect your body even if you are exposed to radioactive material such as dust or debris. To grow spirulina, all that you need is alkaline water, a source of light, and a bit of dry spirulina to initiate the growing process.
Chocolate, and its main ingredient, cocoa, contains resveratrol, which is a molecule that has the ability to protect chromosomes from radiation damage. Even though food products like Hershey bars and Milky Ways have very little nutritional value, cocoa beans themselves can help you survive a nuclear attack.
One should consider prepping with at least a few of the above food items to help protect the body against the harsh effects of radiation. In the event of a nuclear attack, food will become scarce, and having a basis for preparation could make all the difference.
*This is for educational purposes only, and not intended as medical advice.*
Addition regarding sunflowers
Sunflowers are great at pulling bad stuff out of the soil. For example, around the Chernobyl ruin where all the soil is contaminated, they are growing sunflowers to reduce the amount of radioactive waste in the ground, which works better than anything other they’ve tried so far (except exchanging all the dirt). The sunflowers will obviously be treated as hazardous waste. They’ll do that for about two years on every spot. After that, they expect the soil to be clean enough to live on (and from) it again.
The Western Powers have decided that they really don’t like having nuclear waste around, for what ever mysterious reason that may be and collectively thought that it would be in their best interests to turn Austrailia into a nuclear waste dump, particularly the Outback, inhabited by Native Aboriginees.
Austarilia is considering receiving 90,000 metric tons of nuclear waste for the reward of $100 billion of worthless fiat currency.
Who could possibly resist?!
Perhaps that is why the U.S. Navy has decided to build a new Navy base in Austrilia. Perhaps it is merely a coincidence that the U.S. has 90,000 metric tons of nuclear waste.
Austrailia currently has enough nuclear waste to fill two olympic sized swimming pools that was used for medical purposes. This is a miniscule amount compared to most western countries.
The PANGEA WANO organization, U.S. military, and Austrailian government are blatantly lying to Austrialians, telling them that it and they will be safe for thousands of years, and technology and future generations will come up with a miracle cure for the nuclear waste dump.
France is also lying to its citizens, and plans on dumping all of its nuclear waste in its underground tunnel system, also telling citizens that they will be safe for thousands of years.
Mike Pompeo is the sole Evangelical Italian in existence with a military and CIA background and is convinced that this is the last generation on earth. Hmmm. BTW, about Pompeo, doesn’t it seem like Netenyahu contracted him as a hitman to assassinate Soleimani? Pompeo said that for the last ten years, assassinating Soleimani has been on his agenda and that he did not want to retire until he accomplished that, because, naturally, that would be a prime goal of any Evangelical Christian that believed that this generation would be the last one on earth. Afterall, if Soeimani were alive for the militaries faked second coming of Christ, he might tell the truth about Pompeo, Israel, and the way that they all aided and abetted AlQaeda, ISIL, ISIS, IS, and Deash.
The bible has warned about false profits.
Maybe Assange knew something about the PANGEA WANO nuclear waste dump or Austrailia was convinced that Assange would find out and report about it, so they have just decided to let their own citizen be tortured to death for 1/3 of the world’s nuclear waste and $100 billion of fiat currency.
WTF are you babbling about? You almost sound like HICKS! LOL
Where is that psycho anyway? Did the “chi-coms” finally get him?
I do not have the slighest idea who Hicks is, so I sure as hell don’t have any idea where he is! My guess is that YOU are Hicks, looking for pubicity and will probably suddenly write something similar to what I wrote above, just as many other fake truthers and alt media thieves have done, since they are such brainless morons that they have to resort to the comments sections for ideas.
Your unintelligible, incoherent words do not even form an idea, as is so often the case with narcissistic frauds.
We say that matter and energy is never conventionally created, nor destroyed, but it changes form. So, most power sources require a high, initial investment of force, before it is useful to mankind. You might think of it as a kind of battery of human effort. On enrichment, said waste becomes a valuable commodity, again, to the best of my understanding.
Radium, formed as a byproduct of the decay of uranium, was once ironically promoted as a health tonic, to accelerate plant growth.
“Weak and discouraged men now bubble over with joyous vitality through the use of glands and radium.”
Waiting for the day for it to be reported that Radiation and chemo-therapy once believed to cure cancer. Seriously,still selling snake-oil. The medical comunity are nothing more than con-artists that have managed to corner the entire pharmacuetical market, requiring everyone to use them. With modern technology, there is no need at all for the vast majority of the “services” that they provide.
They are glorified drug dealers and murderers.
They have a funny way of telling you how independent means are dirty and superstitious, while nationalizing and hoarding the same.
Not sure why you think oranges are “by far the best” source of vitamin C. Broccoli has nearly twice as much per gram and unlike oranges, it can be grown practically anywhere. Dandelion leaves have about 70% as much vitamin C gram for gram, but again, they grow everywhere, not just Florida and southern California. And cocoa? Where does that grow in this country?
The human digestive tract is able to easily extract the Vitamin C from oranges and other citrus fruits. The Vitamin C in green vegetables and green leaves is bonded better with the plant matter, so the human digestive tract cannot extract as much of it. The concept is called “Bioavailability”. Vitamin C from oranges is readily bioavailable. Vitamin C from broccoli is not easily bioavailable, so one actually gets less from the broccoli, regardless of the higher amount contained therein.
Just think, if it wasn’t for all of the jewish geniuses, we wouldn’t be having to worry about this, since jewish genius Einstein had sent a letter to the president urging him to develope nuclear weapons, and all of the jewish geniuses came to America for Operation Paperclip to work on the Manhatten Project.
Too bad that they lacked a rudimentary understanding of nuclear physics, and the foresight to realize that the nuclear waste would grow, and grow, and grow, and grow totally out of control and threaten life on earth and the planet itself.
If they weren’t constantly saying what geniuses they were and are, I never would have guessed that to be the case.
Obviously, the individuals that escaped the nazis had no way of knowing the dark side of human nature, and the life destroying consequences of such WMDs!
It seems that they owe everyone reparations.
Due to it’s natural abundance and half-life relative to other radioactive elements, 238U decay yields ~40% of the radioactive heat produced within the Earth, the Sun being thought-of, as an unshielded reactor.
I like to think of the late Winsor, when he says it will preserve a steak.
But, no immediate, ill effects from just eating the stuff, outrightly —
1. Get rid of all worthless eaters ( like the ones that just split from the royal family.)
2.Go easy on the navy beans when confined to your lead lined bunker.
3.Dont come out until SHTFPLAN is back on line.
Over the past 10 years we’ve been warned about nuclear war, asteroid strikes smashing the earth, Chinese army invasions across North America, civil wars, EMPs taking us back to the Stone Age, global ebola pandemics, mass starvation, and even UFO invasions. All stating these events were imminent, and many claiming to have “inside knowledge” and “secret sources”. A few have even said the Second Coming is near. It appears we’re still waiting. The most likely dire scenarios to prepare for is economic and financial collapse, and the alteration of culture and demography that brings in authortarian gov’t with a loss of many rights.
Bill you are on it.
The lies are starting to be trashed finally
If I was some Old Testament dictatorship or heathen king, I would like to see prophets, who just can’t contain it, treated like a flight risk. This way, he can be kept on-hold, for so long as you are kept on-hold.
If it turns out to be true, he should be given celebrity status and allowed to rest on his laurels.