Yes, I want to be healthy. And eating something that increases enzymes and bacteria associated with a healthy gut, while reducing inflammation that leads to cancer and depression... sounds good, right?
Til they tell you the thing you are eating is CRICKETS.
Now, I've been offered chocolate covered crickets by the Gulf Coast Exploreum ... which I politely turned down. And I've seen the toasted grasshoppers served at Seattle Mariners games.
I just couldn't do it. And it's actually more about the crunch sound and texture than the "bug" part of it.
They took care of that in this study. Yes, the participants ate crickets, but it was cricket powder used to make muffins and shakes. Who knew that was a thing?
Frankly, it's like hot dogs/sausage. Don't tell me what's in it.. just let me eat it.
"Edible insects are a good source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, and new research has also found that eating crickets may be beneficial to the human microbiome."https://t.co/uOE5ab5LUI pic.twitter.com/u0ppa70d4B— BC Organic Farmers (@BCOrganicFarms) August 7, 2018
New study out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison says eating crickets can be good for your gut and reduce inflammation that leads to cancer and depression. I think they misspelled cookies.— Karl Magenhofer (@KarlMagenhofer) August 10, 2018
Just heard on the radio that "Eating crickets is good for your gut." So you can stop freaking out when your house cat eats one.— Ribsin Bacon (@RibsinBacon) August 10, 2018