Long-term health impact of repeated/extended consumption

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Re: Long-term health impact of repeated/extended consumption

Post by shawker71 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:15 pm

I have eaten an MRE a day for lunch for about the last 3 months. This is excluding weekends and I do of course eat other food. Not dead yet.
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Re: Long-term health impact of repeated/extended consumption

Post by Synthpeter » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:11 pm

shawker71 wrote:I have eaten an MRE a day for lunch for about the last 3 months. This is excluding weekends and I do of course eat other food. Not dead yet.
Not exactly what I consider long term, but ok, it's not gonna kill anybody fast at least :)

I guess the best way to compare rations with something would be to treat it as any other commercial food products with high levels of sodium, calories and preservatives. Consume accordingly.
Those special low sodium rations are probably made for a reason :)

The energy drink electrolyte things combined with the candies are probably doing wonders for your blood sugar and gives you a nice insulin roller-coaster ride as well :mrgreen:

Having said that, I can't wait to open my next ration though ;)
Still didn't try my Russian, Polish or French ones!

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Re: Long-term health impact of repeated/extended consumption

Post by shawker71 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:33 pm

Luckily I stay away from the drinks. I mail them to others.
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Re: Long-term health impact of repeated/extended consumption

Post by housil » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:59 am

Synthpeter wrote: Still didn't try my Russian, Polish or French ones!
Do it exactly in that order :wink:

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Re: Long-term health impact of repeated/extended consumption

Post by FREMONT » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:35 pm

shawker71 wrote:I have eaten an MRE a day for lunch for about the last 3 months. This is excluding weekends and I do of course eat other food. Not dead yet.
HOW!?!? :shock:

I enjoy MREs but I would imagine that eating one a day will get old really fast.
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Re: Long-term health impact of repeated/extended consumption

Post by SD_Jeff » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:17 pm

After eating an entire case of menu B MRE's since late December, one thing I noticed is they just seem to lack fiber. I don't know how a person could stay "healthy", (nudge-nudge, wink-wink) just on that food.

Aside from that, what others have said about processed, preserved, overly salted food, I agree with.

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Re: Long-term health impact of repeated/extended consumption

Post by YTFRC » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:21 pm

housil wrote:
Asger wrote:Rations are emergency food (emergency
Nowadays rations aren´t just emergency rations as they used to be in WW2. They are designed to feed soldiers in lack of "regular" food by mess halls and have a very balanced nutrition, this is why rations stripping is a problem as it may cause male nutrition.

That guy ate MREs for 21 days:

To me, he din´t drank enough.

Maybe we get the result of that some day:
https://www.armytimes.com/story/militar ... /78011512/

On mil camps, I also eat MREs and other rations for a couple of days and I´m fine allways.
I might have to do a 30days 3 meals a day US MRE challenge! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Long-term health impact of repeated/extended consumption

Post by jeepmang 3333 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:28 pm

YTFRC wrote:
housil wrote:
Asger wrote:Rations are emergency food (emergency
Nowadays rations aren´t just emergency rations as they used to be in WW2. They are designed to feed soldiers in lack of "regular" food by mess halls and have a very balanced nutrition, this is why rations stripping is a problem as it may cause male nutrition.

That guy ate MREs for 21 days:

To me, he din´t drank enough.

Maybe we get the result of that some day:
https://www.armytimes.com/story/militar ... /78011512/

On mil camps, I also eat MREs and other rations for a couple of days and I´m fine allways.
I might have to do a 30days 3 meals a day US MRE challenge! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
SupersizeMRE!! After the supersizeme movie. Clever or no?

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Re: Long-term health impact of repeated/extended consumption

Post by YTFRC » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:32 pm

jeepmang 3333 wrote:
YTFRC wrote:
housil wrote:
Nowadays rations aren´t just emergency rations as they used to be in WW2. They are designed to feed soldiers in lack of "regular" food by mess halls and have a very balanced nutrition, this is why rations stripping is a problem as it may cause male nutrition.

That guy ate MREs for 21 days:

To me, he din´t drank enough.

Maybe we get the result of that some day:
https://www.armytimes.com/story/militar ... /78011512/

On mil camps, I also eat MREs and other rations for a couple of days and I´m fine allways.
I might have to do a 30days 3 meals a day US MRE challenge! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
SupersizeMRE!! After the supersizeme movie. Clever or no?
LOL! I don't think US MRE's are nearly as bad as Micky D's food!

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