Cockroach milk anyone? It may be the next big superfood

Posted on May 29, 2018 by

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by Chelsea Robinson

Health freaks will go to extreme lengths in the name of nutrients (and staying one step ahead of the trend). However, the latest “superfood” is just plain gross.

Cockroach milk is comprised of the nutrient-rich milk crystals found inside the Pacific Beetle cockroach. This species uses said protein crystals as food for cockroach infants, but new research suggests that it could be beneficial to humans, too, as it’s one of the most nourishing and highly caloric substances on the planet. It boasts four times as much protein as cow’s milk, but also contains essential amino acids that promote cell growth, lipids that keep our bodies healthy, and sugars that fuel energy.

The insect milk may also have beauty benefits.

“The levels of growth hormone in this particular liquid are unknown, and there is evidence that shows that growth hormones may exacerbate acne in certain individuals,” Rachel Nazarian, M.D. at Schweiger Dermatology Group explains. “The high levels of sugar may also make it a poor choice in terms of skin health and beauty, as we know that high-sugar diets actually accelerate skin aging.”

“Protein and fat are vital components of good hair and nails, and this particular liquid may make getting optimal levels of both things much easier,” Dr. Nazarian adds.

source: http://www.wcvb.com/article/cockroach-milk-anyone-it-may-be-the-next-big-superfood/20950351


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