Paradise Lost #15 ~ Short Report from the DEW War Zone



What should I eat in a warzone?

This is what packed lunch looks like when you go to war. The Operational Ration Pack, carried into battle by our troops all over the world, is designed for convenience, lasting energy and something that was once overlooked when feeding an army: taste. “The old adage that an army marches on its stomach still rings true today,” says Dr Jo Fallowfield, the Ministry of Defence nutritionist who designs and refines front-line fuel packs. “Providing comforting food items – and familiar brands that remind personnel of home – is always important for morale.” The current ration pack contains a staggering 4000 calories; that’s 1500 calories more than the RDA for the average British man. “The high calorie count is a reflection of what a frontline soldier is expected to do. He could be carrying a 100lb pack in intense heat.” While it’s unlikely that you’ll be engaged in anything quite so demanding on a breezy autumn day, this ration pack is a lesson in how to gain quick and enduring energy when on the road. Use this breakdown as nutritional inspiration for long treks, skiing holidays and any other endurance exercise where defeat is not an option. Just pare it back when all you’re battling is your inbox.

Ingredients

All-day breakfast
Research at the University of Alabama found that a high-fat breakfast such as this omelette helps your body to use energy more efficiently.

Trail mix
Raw almonds and quercetin-packed dried apple stabilise your blood sugar. This gives you the ability to keep going without energy crashes.

Biscuits
Quick to eat and quick to digest, sweet snacks prevent energy crashes during a long day’s march (even if that’s in the Lake District and not Helmand Province).

Tea
As well as a caffeine push, drinking four cups of tea can help to lower your blood pressure, according to the Preventive and Clinical Investigations Centre in Paris. A useful ally against stress.

Tuna and rice
As well as lean protein for recovery, a tin of tuna provides your RDA of the amino acid tryptophan, which will keep your mood up on a long trek

Energy drinks
The fastest way to get energy into your system. Research at the University of Auckland found that energy drinks start to work from the second they touch your tongue.

Chewing gum
A study in the journalBrain and Cognitionfound that your reaction times are up to 10% faster when you chew gum regularly: scientists believe it increases blood flow to your brain.







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