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What are the benefits of eating bugs?

So there are lots of benefits to eating bugs.

How about a short history lesson?

Now that we got that over, let's get into our favorite benefits of eating bugs.

1. Protein baby!

We'll give you this one for free. Odds are you already knew this one. Bugs are LOADED with protein.


Protein helps sustain your body, brain, & most importantly, your fun.

2. Did we say you have options?

Like a whole lot of options. Holy smorgasbord that's a lot of delicious insects.

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There are thousands of edible insect species out there and even more dishes! You got worms, crickets, scorpions, spiders, beetles, lobster, etc. The list keeps on going.

3. Sustenance!

Who eats because they want to maintain their bodies? Well if you want to continue living a life full of fun and adventure, you're going to be doing your best to sustain your body.

Our home skillet Jabar Westerman knows exactly what's up.

4. They're clean!

A lot of people have the stigma that insects are dirty. In fact, insects can be quite clean creatures.

Just like most other creatures, insects like to be clean. In fact, a lot of insects manage to avoid a lot of bacteria and viruses that are known to humans. This makes them a much cleaner option when it comes to food.

5. They're delicious with Cheese

June beetles + cheese = Cheetles.

Cheetles are hands down the best June beetles bug you'll ever taste.

6. Vitamins & Minerals

Insects are loaded with lots of vitamins and minerals. Insects are even loaded with anti-oxidants!

They're loaded with vitamins like iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, manganese, selenium, zinc, folic acid, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, chitin, and biotin. Chitin is even a pre-biotic fiber!

Besides protein, bugs have a high amount of mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

7. You'll feel better!

Eating insects helps add a new food source that your body can now rely on when it comes to sustenance. This in return will absolutely make you feel better.

Esse foi um dia em que eu e minha namorada fomos viajar para o interior, era aniversário do meu primo. Neste final de semana nos descobrimos que minha namorada estava grávida. Perto da fazendo havia uma parte de um lago, conhecida como Praia de Arambaré. Essa foto me transmite as “vibrações californianas”.
Photo by Fernando Brasil / Unsplash

Quite a bit of people is starved of essential nutrients when they seem "full". When your body gets what it needs, it does what it needs.

8. You'll be helping the planet!

By eating insects, you are choosing to partake in eating something that is beyond environmentally friendly. Insects make up the largest of the animal kingdom, and they seem to take up less space.

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Photo by Jeremy Bezanger / Unsplash

That's a whole lot of protein.

Want to learn more?

Check out this article from our blog!