How to Keep Stocked for an Emergency

You can’t escape hearing about emergencies these days. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria have had real adverse impacts on millions of Americans this year. Not only that, but one of the worst wildfire seasons ever has been hitting the western US.

No matter where you live, there’s always a chance that an emergency could come your way, and for the health and safety of you and your family you should be prepared. I’m going to take us through a list of supplies that you should always have stocked and at the ready at your home. You won’t always get advanced warning of an emergency coming and even if you do, shortages and long lines could prevent you from getting what you need.

So, let’s agree to keep these few simple items stocked so that we’re always ready.

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Reading Nutrition Labels

4 Simple Steps for Reading Nutrition Labels

Pretty much every food item you buy will have a nutrition label. You know that there’s important information on there, but there’s actually so much information that it can be overwhelming. Where to start in terms of getting the most useful information from these labels?

I’ve broken it down into 4 simple steps, so you can size up a food quickly from the nutrition label. Start with serving size, then look at Calories, Macronutrients, and finally Micronutrients. I’ll explain each of these steps as we go, along with a diagram showing where to find it on an FDA sample nutrition label. Ready?

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