According to the United Nations: Eating Insects is the All-natural Way to Lose Weight

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Have you tried eating insects to lose weight? These good tasting and squishy, yet oddly satisfying insects may be the wonder food you’re searching for in your quest to lose weight. That’s the conclusion of a recent 200-page United Nation’s report (yes, that’s the U.N.). This UN report, plus almost 2 billion people worldwide can’t be wrong. More and more people are turning to this all-natural diet every day and are reaping the benefits.

When it comes to insects, the possibilities you can choose from are mind-boggling while with some diets you are limited in the variety of foods you can eat. Though using insects as feed for livestock is becoming popular, the UN report says that they are still unrecognized as a food source.

There are other reasons that insects are becoming increasingly recognized as an important food source. They grow to their mature size relatively quickly, they can reproduce rapidly, and they are found literally everywhere. In relation to larger domesticated animals like cattle, sheep, pigs, and goats, they don’t take up much space. Raising them results in little to no environmental impact and pollution.

With high protein, fat and mineral content, according to the UN report, insects are nutritious. It is possible that the greater utilization of insects as a food supplement could one day end world hunger or solve the problem of how to lose weight. Insects need far less feed to produce the same amount of protein. Insects can convert 2kg (4.4 pounds) of feed into 1kg (2.2 pounds) of insect mass.

Insects stack up extremely well in comparison with other meat, such as minced beef. Caterpillars are high in protein, containing 28.2g of protein and 35.5mg of iron per 100g of weight. Grasshoppers contain, per 110g of weight, 20.6g of protein and 5mg of iron. Insects seem to make the perfect food to lose weight.

Most are gathered in forests though some edible insects are grown on farms. Insect farming is often a family-run business that services some niche markets. The UN report also suggests to make insect farming more efficient and widespread. Selling the idea of eating insects might be an uphill battle, but don’t be too surprised if one day in the near future you will see menu delicacies like crickets and earthworms together with hamburgers and pizzas. Do your bit to end world hunger and add insects to your diet to lose weight the all-natural way.

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