The first thing most people think of when you say protein is meat. And that’s true. Meat is the traditional source, but there are many other foods out there that contain it, too. You should have these in your survival stockpile because, depending on the emergency, fresh meat may not be readily available.
Now, before we get into this, we need to look at it from a nutritional standpoint, because that’s the most important thing. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and protein is the building block of muscle.
Your body uses protein for energy, muscle and tissue repair, and about a thousand other things. There are 20 amino acids, and 9 of those are essential – our bodies can’t make them so we have to consume them.