A new study says eating crickets can be good for your gut and reduce inflammation that leads to cancer and depression. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison had people in the study eat powdered crickets. Those people had increases in an enzyme and bacteria associated with a healthy gut. They also had lower levels of an inflammatory blood protein that's linked to depression and cancer. The leader of the study says more people in the U.S. and Europe see eating insects as a sustainable, environmentally friendly protein source, compared to traditional livestock. The study is published in the latest edition of the Scientific Reports Journal.
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