3 reasons to add insects to your diet
We often hear it said that to be healthy, you need to eat a variety of foods. This concept of variety, the Naak company has understood it well, offering you a food that is out of the ordinary (at least in North America), cricket powder! Let’s take a look at 3 great reasons to adopt this insect powder on your plate.
IT IS GOOD FOR YOU !
The nutritional values of insects are very interesting; cricket powder contains up to 60g of protein (high quality, yeeee!) per 100g, which is more than twice as much as in meat. Also found in cricket powder are dietary fibers, essential fatty acids as well as several vitamins and minerals, in short, everything we like to have on our plate!
Since protein is satiating and so vital when it comes to recovering from a hard workout, why not replace your usual source of protein with a dose of bugs ?!
Yes but, what does cricket powder taste like? It’s taste is very subtle, the final result will mainly depend on the other foods present in the recipe. Because, deep down, taste is such an important part of our food choices.
IT’S GOOD FOR THE PLANET !
If you care about your health and the health of the planet as well, you will be delighted to learn that insect farming is rather green. To produce 1kg of insects, 2kg of food is needed, compared to 8kg for the same amount of beef.
Raising insects also requires much less water and produces up to 100x less greenhouse gases than rearing meat. All the more reason to incorporate crickets into your meals and snacks. We can therefore say that it is a sustainable mode of production, which may soon be fashionable!
SUITABLE FOR ALL DIETS
Entomophagy, aside from being a great word to win your next game of Scrabble, is the term for eating insects. Eating insects is suitable for all diets! As we have seen, eating insects is a way to meet our nutritional needs while respecting the planet. Also, be aware that crickets do not have a brain, which prevents them from feeling pain, good news!
Entomophagy is currently practiced by ¼ of the planetary population, are you ready to be part of the next statistics ?! After all, we call insects the protein of the future!