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The benefits of eating bugs
The Week ^ | March 1, 2014 | Daniella Martin

Posted on 03/02/2014 7:16:51 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion

YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD of the Stone Age diet craze known as the Paleolithic Diet, made popular most recently by Dr. Loren Cordain's best-seller The Paleo Diet. The premise is simple: If our early human ancestors couldn't have eaten it, we shouldn't, either. It's the one time, it seems, that being like a caveman is a good thing.

The theory goes (and archaeological evidence corroborates) that early hunter-gatherers, while they may not have lived as long, still had some major health advantages on most of us modern humans. They were much taller, averaging 6-foot-5 to our 5-foot-11; had stronger, heavier bones; had more robust immune systems; and were leaner, tougher, and hardier than we are today. Higher levels of physical activity also played a vital role in cave people's vitality, and so did their high levels of wild food consumption: wild game meat, gathered greens and fruits, and healthy fats such as nuts.

Cordain suggests that prior to the agricultural revolution, early humans ate this Paleo Diet for 2.5 million years. The 10,000 years since the popularization of farming — or just 333 human generations — he says, is clearly a drop in the chronological bucket when compared with the millennia leading up to it. Thus, he maintains, the hunter-gatherer diet our ancestors lived on is far more deeply and indelibly imprinted into our DNA than our habits of the last few thousand years. I'm inclined to agree with him. In fact, I'm going to see his 2.5 million years and raise him a few millennia, and show you what we were really designed to eat. The real Paleo Diet would have included bugs. Lots and lots of bugs.

(Excerpt) Read more at theweek.com ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Chit/Chat; Food
KEYWORDS: bugs; cooking
Meet the New Paleo Diet!

Lighter fare for a Sunday night...

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1 posted on 03/02/2014 7:16:51 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

... more great pictures at link. Mmmmmmm. Tasty!

2 posted on 03/02/2014 7:18:31 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

“Slimy, yet satisfying.”


3 posted on 03/02/2014 7:19:03 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
This is what the elites want us to eat, while they feast on Wagyu steaks, heritage pork, arugula, lobster and crab.
4 posted on 03/02/2014 7:21:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-g5PsAA5Oo


5 posted on 03/02/2014 7:21:54 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Bienvenue en Louisiane!

6 posted on 03/02/2014 7:21:56 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

7 posted on 03/02/2014 7:22:08 PM PST by expat1000
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To: Joe 6-pack

Mudbugs!


8 posted on 03/02/2014 7:23:47 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Recipes? You want recipes?
9 posted on 03/02/2014 7:24:00 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think eating lobster was akin to eating an insect at one time . . .


10 posted on 03/02/2014 7:25:44 PM PST by Catphish
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Yet they died of old age at 25.


11 posted on 03/02/2014 7:26:34 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Damn fine eatin’!


12 posted on 03/02/2014 7:27:07 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

what utter rot


13 posted on 03/02/2014 7:33:05 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Better than Soylent Green, I guess.


14 posted on 03/02/2014 7:34:35 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

> This is what the elites want us to eat, while they feast on Wagyu steaks, heritage pork, arugula, lobster and crab.

My thought exactly. Why notjust promote African refugee eating of 3 meals a week as normal and the elites will have a lot more of the good stuff to eat


15 posted on 03/02/2014 7:39:42 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
My second job as teen was working the candy counter at Hudson's department store in Flint, Michigan. We had a whole row of chocolate-covered bugs that no one ever bought.

My very first job was at KFC and it is my personal opinion that more people buy chicken.

16 posted on 03/02/2014 7:44:59 PM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep. You have that exactly right.

Screw all those people.


17 posted on 03/02/2014 7:46:20 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

So this is what it’s come to, eh? With Obama’s war on the American working people..... Eating bugs?! Yuck! Even mcD’s sounds ( ever so slightly) better to me than eating bugs. (And I already barf up mcD’s, alas .).


18 posted on 03/02/2014 7:49:12 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Mmm, best bugs on the planet.


19 posted on 03/02/2014 7:49:29 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Too many people getting healthy on the Paleo diet.

So they gotta freak out potential new Paleo people with pictures of bugs (which of course have nothing whatsoever to do with the Paleo diet).

It’s an ugly thing when punks with money get ahold of a word processor.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 7:50:18 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: MaxMax

They’re really good on pizza...


21 posted on 03/02/2014 7:52:09 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

This is exactly opposite to what the Hebrew Bible tells us. According to that tome, every moving non-aquatic creature’s antediluvian diet was green herbs (Gen. 1:30, 9:3), including tyrannosaurus rex as well as homo sapiens. Interesting —


22 posted on 03/02/2014 7:55:46 PM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

You first, Michelle. :^*


23 posted on 03/02/2014 7:57:05 PM PST by dasboot
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To: dfwgator

Now where have I heard that before?


24 posted on 03/02/2014 8:06:47 PM PST by lee martell
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

"..hoyt..hoyt..hoyt...hoyt...hoyt"

25 posted on 03/02/2014 8:12:17 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Blood of Tyrants

No, they got a Mastodon tusk shoved through their chest by then, or the weeping eye sickness, or rotting arm sickness, or liquid bowel syndrome, etc...


26 posted on 03/02/2014 8:13:03 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: lee martell

Hakuna Matata.


27 posted on 03/02/2014 8:13:29 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Slyfox

Hudsons, Kresgees and Winkleman were the Kings of Woodward Ave. back then. Under new leadership, Detroit may attract new business, I hope. I no longer live in that part of the country. I used to walk from my High School Cass Tech downtown during lunch and visit a carmel corn shop called The Nut House
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28 posted on 03/02/2014 8:16:23 PM PST by lee martell
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
They were much taller, averaging 6-foot-5 to our 5-foot-11

Complete bull$#!+....

29 posted on 03/02/2014 8:17:42 PM PST by freebilly
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To: imardmd1
QUOTE: This is exactly opposite to what the Hebrew Bible tells us. According to that tome, every moving non-aquatic creature’s antediluvian diet was green herbs (Gen. 1:30, 9:3), including tyrannosaurus rex as well as homo sapiens. Interesting —

It's safe to say that conditions and the nutritional content of plants was significantly different pre-flood, insofar as meat was not on the menu, for it was unneeded. In addition, pre-flood biblical characters lived significantly longer than post flood ones.

30 posted on 03/02/2014 8:18:03 PM PST by jimmyray
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Yes, my lizards really enjoy their Paleo diet crickets. So my cats, if any crickets escape my lizards’ tanks.


31 posted on 03/02/2014 8:29:55 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

The perfect liberal diet. Infinitely sustainable. Locally produced. Leads to everybody dying by age 30 so you don’t strain the government’s “health care” system. You’ll expend thousands of calories hunting down the creepy crawlies so you’ll stay lean and trim, pleasing your government overlords.

OK, libs. You first.


32 posted on 03/02/2014 8:34:33 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: jimmyray

You should youtube Kent Hovind. He has many videos concerning The Flood & creation.


33 posted on 03/02/2014 8:37:38 PM PST by Smittie (Just like an alien, I'm a stranger in a strange land)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Just an opinion but I think attitude is more important to health, stamina and general survival than diet. Those who lived in hunter-gatherer tribes either had a git 'er done-take no prisoners attitude or they didn't last long.

When your attitude is positive your energy is up, your immune system works better and stressors have less affect on you.

34 posted on 03/02/2014 8:38:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Conch is a snail and delicious. At $40/lb, it should be.


35 posted on 03/02/2014 8:53:46 PM PST by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

A remember Michael Savage talking about how locusts are kosher.


36 posted on 03/02/2014 9:00:41 PM PST by toothfairy86
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To: toothfairy86
Rice locust are still gathered in Japan and sold seasonally as inago. They are actually rather tasty marinated in a soy based sauce. I'd buy and eat them every November just to gross out the Mrs. Of course, the kids thought that was great fun and joined Dad in the occasion.
37 posted on 03/02/2014 9:07:14 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

I thinl this kook ate termites that been having lunch on his brain.


38 posted on 03/02/2014 9:17:11 PM PST by dalereed
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

I have it on good authority that roasted grasshoppers taste like shrimp.

That said, I’ll process them through the chicken first :)


39 posted on 03/02/2014 9:25:19 PM PST by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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To: imardmd1
"every moving non-aquatic creature’s antediluvian diet was green herbs (Gen. 1:30, 9:3), including tyrannosaurus rex as well as homo sapiens. "

I'm not a bible expert, but I seem to remember that Abel became a shepherd of a flock, while Cain cultivated the land. I don't think that it's too much of a stretch to assume that the flock was used for food, and also for offerings to the Lord.

40 posted on 03/02/2014 10:09:20 PM PST by matthew fuller (I don't think Obama is subhuman.)
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To: matthew fuller
I don't think that it's too much of a stretch to assume that the flock was used for food, . . .

Yep. That is too much of a stretch, IMHO. That is not what the context calls for. There was no death before Adam's disobedience. By man came death, not vice versa.

Mankind was not eating flesh meat until after the flood they survived. That has been in force since then. From Adam's sin, up through Noah's time, people became a little more careful about what they were eating.

No sin was forgiven without a blood sacrifice. Obviously, Elohim did not accept vegetables as a substitute. The blood covered their sins, and the sheep skins covered their bodies as clothing.

But when the Messiah's earthly kingdom is established, the original practices will be reinstituted. See Isaiah 65:18-25.

But you see how the concept of theistic evolution turns a blind eye to these impossible contradictions, and is not a workable solution.

41 posted on 03/03/2014 8:50:02 AM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: imardmd1
"Mankind was not eating flesh meat until after the flood they survived. "

Is that somewhere in the Bible?

42 posted on 03/03/2014 9:10:33 AM PST by matthew fuller (We desperately need a Commander in Chief, not a Coward in Chief.)
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To: gasport
Conch . . .

Cheap and plentiful . . . in restaurants in Puerto Rico. It's the air fare that's expensive, to go there or bring it here, I'd bet. < big grin >

43 posted on 03/03/2014 9:20:25 AM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: matthew fuller
Yes. I gave you the central references, and encourage that you read through the context, Genesis 1:1 through to 9:7, especially 1:29-30 as compared to 9:3. It's not a big project.

(Please note that in the KJV or DRB Bibles with language of the 17th century, the word "meat" means what you and I call "food." In our language today, the "meat" only means "animal flesh, not "food" in the general sense." When reading these translations, put our word "food" in where those translators used "meat.")

44 posted on 03/03/2014 11:16:54 AM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: imardmd1

OK, I got it- meat doesn’t mean meat. Now I understand.


45 posted on 03/03/2014 11:49:57 AM PST by matthew fuller (We desperately need a Commander in Chief, not a Coward in Chief.)
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To: matthew fuller
Very good. That gets a lot of readers new to the KJV or DRB, as do several other terms which were clear to the public of the translators 400 years ago, but confusing to us where the definitions have since changed, but which we are not aware of until we have done a little research.

Here's another curious one:

To us, "prevent" means "to stop" or "to keep something from happening." But to the DRB or KJV translators, "pre-" meant "before", and "-vent" meant "go" (from the Latin verb venire = "to go"). So to them, "prevent" meant "go before". To give the right sense, we should replace it with our equivalent word, which would be "precede."

That appears in the passage regarding the resurrection of believers at the Lord's second appearance:

>> 1Thess. 4:15-17 KJV
>> 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that
>> we which are alive and remain unto the coming
>> of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
>> 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
>> with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
>>and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
>> 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together
>> with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:
>> and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Here, one needs to mentally replace the word "prevent" (which I've underlined, and which to us now means something else) with our word "precede"; which restores the correct interpretation of verse 15, and brings the correct sense to the passage.

Just one word makes a difference!

(However, in the Old Testament Hebrew the word translated as "prevent" meant to us "anticipate" or "confront.")

46 posted on 03/03/2014 2:38:20 PM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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