Eat da’ bugs, they say. It appears that eating bugs is the new trendy fad. But eating bugs might not be healthy for you.
Bugs carry all kinds of parasites. Animals that eat bugs, like lizards, snakes and birds, are different from humans because they produce vitamin C in their livers and have different types of digestive enzymes to protect them from various bug parasites.
Even organic bugs can carry parasites. Most of the time it doesn’t bother the bug, but face it, bugs have a very short lifespan.
Think about your house pets – if they eat bugs, you typically have to deworm them.
We should always try to stop the spread of human disease, so it’s important to uncover the root cause of disease in order to stop its spread. Typically, we do this by eradicating the source(s).
Cleaning up our environments and reducing human pollution and waste is the best way to return to a more natural lifestyle, and avoiding nasty foods like bugs can help stop drug-resistant infections.
Eating bugs isn’t wise in my opinion because bugs can be a root source of microbial diseases. They burrow in animal feces, travel through sewers, and hitch rides on the skin of other animals. Even if they are “organically farmed“, what’s to say they don’t walk all over bug excrement?
Just saying …
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