Skip to comments.Improve Your Digestive Health By Eating Crickets Every Day, Study Says
Posted on 08/08/2018 8:40:48 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
Looking for a more natural digestive system cleanse? You may be able to find the ingredients right in your own backyard. A new study finds that adding crickets to your daily diet regimen may be good for your gut and offers several health benefits.
Valerie Stull, lead author of the study and recent doctoral graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madisons Institute for Environmental Studies, started eating insects herself at age 12 during a family vacation to Central America. She recalls being grossed out when she found herself having to eat a plate of fried ants, but took a surprising liking to the exotic cuisine after her first bite: It tasted like food, it was good, she admits.
Now Stull is out to prove that chowing down on common bugs should be considered more than just a last resort. There is a lot of interest right now in edible insects, she says in a university release. Its gaining traction in Europe and in the U.S. as a sustainable, environmentally friendly protein source compared to traditional livestock.
The results of her experiment proved just as much. She found that not only do crickets promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut, but there doesnt appear to be any detriment to eating large amounts of crickets regularly. In fact, consuming healthy servings of crickets can even reduce inflammation in the body. Good news!
For the study, Stull and her research team recruited 20 men and women (ages 18 to 48) to eat a breakfast that included muffins or shakes made from 25 grams of powdered cricket meal for two weeks. Some participants were fed an insect-free dish to serve as a control group. All participants then returned to their normal diets for another two weeks, before switching roles for a follow-up period. The control group ate the buggy breakfast, while those who enjoyed the cricket meal treats initially were served the control option.
Blood and stool samples were collected at the start of the study, after the first two-week period, and then again after the follow-up period. Participants also completed questionnaires about the diet.
While none of the participants complained of any ill effects from the cricket breakfast, the authors did note an increase in a key metabolic enzyme that supports better gut health, and a decrease in an inflammatory protein associated with cancer and depression. They also spotted a significant amount of good gut bacteria that known to promote overall digestive health.
Over two billion people consume insects in one form or another all over the world. The six-legged bugs are known to be good dietary sources of protein, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats.
Yeah...like that’s going to happen...
Eating crickets can be good for your gut, according to new clinical trial
Vegans need to do this first.
After you puke there is much less to digest.
Sure, but what about your throat? Seems scratchy. How do they taste, and can I eat them alive?
Over two billion people consume insects in one form or another all over the world.
Nope. Rubbing my laigs together is noisy and hard on my arthritis.
I’d love to take that big guy fishing.
By Jiminy, that’s not cricket!
The power of suggestion. They are trying to make bugs appetizing over that nasty old steak.
Didn’t John the Baptist subsist on locusts and wild honey?
RE: Improve Your Digestive Health By Eating Crickets Every Day, Study Says
Well, John the Baptist himself wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey ( Matthew 3:4).
If you can eat locust, wjy not crickets?
Have you ever been to Ruth’s Chris, Delmonico or a steakhouse of that type?
Protein is protein...................
He did, and look what happened to him.
Yes he did. But he had a really good blender to grind it up nice and fine. :)
I believe he used a KJV bible too, btw. :D
I have to confess that this thing actually intrigues me. However, it appears that the benefit is only slight, and what if a person already has a really diverse diet?
That’s what my wife says about me.................
> Improve Your Digestive Health By Eating Crickets Every Day, Study Says <
I’ll add that to the long list of : Improve Your ________ By Eating ________ Every Day, Study Says.
Fill in the blanks with whatever you want. Because there’s sure to be a study out there that will support you.
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