Man’s intellectual preparation for impending doom has led to many conversations (some sober, some not so) about what few things a person would take to a deserted island. Having had a few of these conversations (some sober, some not so) in the past, I would like to throw out my list of the most essential things a person would need to survive on that deserted island until help came or the Walking Dead Zombie Apocalypse ended.
#1 – Celebrity Crush of choice. That deserted island is well; deserted so companionship is necessary to avoid talking to a volleyball for years on end. I choose Team Vitalyte member Kellie MacMullan.
#2 – Swiss Army Knife – I watched MacGyver do some pretty amazing things with that knife. Granted, I would never expect that I would need to disarm a nuclear warhead with that knife and a chocolate bar, but I imagine that its array of tools would be a godsend on our deserted island.
#3 – Chia Seeds. This entire conversation borders on the ridiculous, probably why it usually takes place over fermented or distilled beverages, but for the purpose of deciding on subsistence for an extended period of time, I find it might be prudent to have a game plan in place for when the zombies come or my plane crash lands in the jungle. So why Chia? Simply put, there is not a better super food on the planet. It’s full of antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, protein, omega fatty acids. Its properties allow it to absorb up to ten times its weight in water and create a time release system delivering a complete nutritional powerhouse. And, it grows fast, is easily harvested and can be prepared in numerous ways, either consumed as tasty edible seed or mixed with local vegetation like a coconut (this statement is a hint at a very exciting upcoming Vitalyte product. Can you guess what it is?). There is a reason Dr. Oz is such a fan. There is a reason that Chia seeds have long been considered the greatest super food on the planet.
So for future cocktail conversation sake, or in the horrible event that the Zombies come calling and you and your celebrity crush have to high tail it to that remote tropical island, make sure to remember your chia seeds. If past conversations have taught me anything about this topic, it is that nothing will ruin paradise with your celebrity crush like the monotony of pepperoni pizza for every meal, or even worse, the scurvy that will inevitably follow. I can guarantee boys and girls that Angelina Jolie or Matthew McConaughey will not want to make out with you when you start losing your teeth.