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Why does protein matter?

There are 4 main reasons why it is important to eat a diet high in protein…

  • Protein is in every cell in your body. In fact, hair and nails are mostly made of protein.
  • Your body uses protein to build and repair tissue.
  • Protein is needed to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.
  • Protein is a crucial building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

Becky Herman of Iowa Cricket Farmer feeding crickets

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Crickets have 5x the amount of magnesium as beef. An increase in the amount of magnesium in a daily diet can cut the risk of heart disease by as much as 22%.

 
Crickets contain 3x as much iron as beef.
 
Crickets contain 2.2x more iron than spinach.  Maybe soon we will see Popeye eating crickets!?!
 
Crickets can provide the same amount of protein as a hamburger, but with half the calories.
 
Crickets have only 5g of carbohydrates per 100g.