Eating Insects Good or Bad?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAShark Tank made it look great but it was a little too forward-thinking for a Shark to bite. This entrepreneur was pitching an eco-friendly cricket bar. But according to this news story, that may have a hint of saber-rattling.

Experts are likening eating insects to kicking the can down the road. Just because you’re swapping out worms and crickets for chicken and beef may only shift the ultimate shortage.

So crickets and meal worm powder may not be the perfect combination for replenishing a protein source. What if our ‘learned necessity’ for protein is just a fabrication of the truth?

The truth of nutrition is that we do need micro nutrients like carbohydrates, fat, and protein. However, like our super-sized mentality for most things in life, we may not need nearly as much as we’ve been led to believe.  A plant-based diet is not as lacking as we think.

Carbs provide energy. Fats provide energy that doesn’t require insulin to digest. Protein is a building-block for cells and provides sustained energy. Although a vegan lifestyle is daunting for many, Dr. Oz did say it’s the nutrition plan that will save your life.

Nobody ever wants to hear they’re doing it wrong but what if we need to change the way we’re doing it for health, longevity, and sustainability for all?

If you’re considering the shift to a healthier diet for the sustainability and quality of life, checkout the “Plant Based Diet for Beginners.” It’s a $10 investment to gain knowledge. Someday you may decide to pull the trigger. Regardless of your decision, you’ll have the knowledge in-hand to support it.

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