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Bugs for biceps! UN says eating protein-packed insects is great for bodybuilders – ewwwwwwww!

May 14 Written by 
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Caterpillars pack as much protein per pound as the finest beefsteak but provide even more iron and vitamins – making them the perfect bodybuilder food.

If only they weren't so icky!

The news comes as part of a United Nation's report aimed at helping western consumers get over their disgust at the idea of eating bugs - because creepy-crawlies might well be the future of nutrition.
Crickets could become the new egg whites for bodybuilders as 100 grams (3.5oz) of crickets contains 121 calories (only 49.5 of which come from fat) 13 grams of protein, 5 grams of carbohydrates, and 75.8 milligrams of iron.
And if you're dieting down for competition you may want to try a delicious silk worm pupae kebab or a nice steaming bowl of termites. Both are carb-free and fantastic sources of protein and calories.
The real point of the report by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is that insects can provide the human race with a cheap and efficient foodstuff which could help tackle the world's food problems.
Eva Mueller, director of forest economics at the FAO, said: "The main message is really: 'Eat insects.
"Insects are abundant and they are a valuable source of protein and minerals.
"Two billion people -- a third of the world's population -- are already eating insects because they are delicious and nutritious."
Gabon Forestry Minister Gabriel Tchango added that in some countries dishes like beetle larvae and grilled termites were considered delicacies and it was the UN's job to try and convince the west to tuck in too.
But he admitted: "Consumer disgust remains one of the largest barriers to the adoption of insects as viable sources of protein in many Western countries".
The report suggested the food industry could help in "raising the status of insects" by including them in recipes and putting them on restaurant menus.
So expect to see Caterpillar Protein alongside the whey isolate at your supplemements store any day now!

Tagged under nutrition    biceps    bugs    protein    insects    bodybuilders    UN    female bodybuilding   
Published in Diet & Nutrition
Last modified on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:09 Read 2240 times
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