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Impact of Edible Cricket Consumption on Gut Microbiota in Healthy Adults, a Double-blind, Randomized Crossover Trial, 2018, Stull, Weir et al

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

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    Initially I looked at this for the amusement factor but improved gut health and lower inflammation might be of interest.
    Open access at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-29032-2
     
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  2. JaimeS

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    I've seen the powder sold but could never quite convince myself to try... :confused:
     
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  3. Andy

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    Various options are available from Amazon UK (other retail outlets are available..) including
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    http://amzn.eu/7dPsXTM
     
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    Yukk, I see many fresh ones in my veranda. My cats enjoy them too! I don't know...
     
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  5. Ravn

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    I have tried cricket flour, baked into chocolate cookies and similar. Flavour very strong and tends to dominate. Fine if you happen to like the taste. Not so good if, like me, you find it unpleasant.

    Now feeding the left-overs to my carnivorous plant which would otherwise go hungry since the installation of insect screens has eliminated its usual food source. The plant is doing very well.
     
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    C'mon! Who'll help me carve the holiday cricket roast! I'll flip you for the thorax! Anyone?


     
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  7. Judee

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    This disease has made me pretty desperate to try things at times. I have whole dresser drawers full of herbals & supplements but I have never been this desperate.

    Plus, my first thought was that many insects have parasites in their intestines...maybe not after being processed hopefully with heat...But
    I think I will take a pass on this one thank you.
     
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