A new snack may help take a bite out of inflammation and improve the natural bacteria (the good stuff!) in your belly. But…..a new study points out how this new snack might be a little hard to swallow. What is it? Crickets.
While many people are understandably squeamish about the idea of eating insects, the health benefits might make it worthwhile.
According to a new clinical trial from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, consuming crickets can have a positive impact on your gut health and reduce inflammation in the body.
“There is a lot of interest right now in edible insects,” Valerie Stull, a recent doctoral graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and lead author of the study said in a press release.
“It’s gaining traction in Europe and in the U.S. as a sustainable, environmentally friendly protein source compared to traditional livestock.”
Bon Appetit! Click on any of the links below to learn more about how some scientists believe eating crickets may be a health benefit. Once you’ve had a chance to look a few of them over, we’d love to ear what you think. Generating interesting and meaningful conversations around the health stories making headlines is another way we are working toward our long-term goal of one day making Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation!