Scientists have explained why it is necessary to eat insects

As is known, many insects are a good, and most importantly, a cheap source of protein. Insects are easy to breed and for this purpose large areas, funds and investments are not needed. In addition, a recent study conducted by scientists from the University of Wisconsin shows that the use, for example, of crickets has a beneficial effect on health and especially on the human gastrointestinal tract.

The study took place for six weeks. It was attended by 20 healthy men and women aged 18 and 48 years. Subjects were divided into 2 groups. One group consumed the usual food, while the other group ate exactly the same products, but with the addition of powder, which was crushed dried crickets. Each person from one group received 25 grams of such powder per day. Six weeks later, all sorts of tests and medical examinations of the subjects were carried out, which showed excellent results for those people who received crickets with food.

As it turned out, eating crickets increases the activity of a metabolic enzyme, associated with the health of the digestive tract and an increase in the level of bacteria useful for the gastrointestinal tract.

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