It seems like every other day a new health food trend is being raved about. If it isn’t some or other mixture of fruit and spices, it’s an apparently miraculous root from a far off land. Some of these trends are cheap and easily accessible, while others require that you win a casino online jackpot before you can afford to try them!
Interestingly though, the vast majority of health food trends are gone before most even have a chance to get lured into trying them, which can really make you stop and think about just how miraculous any of them were, if they were forgotten in a matter of months.
But the latest health food trend may just stick around. Not because it’s miraculous, because it happens to be one of the most revolting things you could possibly imagine. What is it? Why cockroach milk, of course, and various groups are already calling it the next best thing to getting your nutrients from more appetising food. Which it is.
Nutritious Cockroach Milk
A buzz went around in 2016 after it was revealed that the rare Pacific beetle fed it’s young with milk. This alone is extremely bizarre behaviour for insects, and not the only bizarre thing the Pacific beetle does. It also gives birth to live young. Intrigued, researchers decided to give the cockroach the once over, only to discover that the milk was loaded with proteins, fats and sugars.
Sanchari Banerjee, a member of the study team, spoke to the Times of India, explaining that the insect milk is basically a complete food, all available in the form of insect secreted milk. In fact, gram-for-gram, cockroach milk is even more nutritious than buffalo milk, which is another animal secreted substance high on the list of superfoods.
Is It Viable?
Assuming that you’ve decided you need cockroach milk in your life as soon as possible, the next question you need to ask is; is cockroach milk viable? The answer is a simple one; anything is viable if enough people want it to happen. So if you want cockroach milk, start demanding it and it won’t be long before someone starts providing it.
In the meantime you could check out the ice cream made from insect milk already available. Created by South African based company Gourmet Grubb, the ice cream is advertised as being made only with sustainably harvested insect milk. You can order some right now if you are hankering for a taste of milk extracted from insects.
The company states that they believe insects are the future of sustainable human existence on planet earth, given that insect harvesting is environmentally friendly, sustainable, and a great source of necessary proteins. They may be on to something there, though insect made ice cream is not a viral sensation, yet. Though given the attention the insect milk buzz is giving them, their time might just have come.
Other Healthy Foods
Assuming you’re not into insect milk, there are a few other healthy options you can try out and thankfully, they are remarkably similar to normal, every day foods.
Eggs are one of the first things humans started stealing from animals and eating, and it turns out they are still one of the most protein rich things you can eat. Squid and salmon are also great, with recommendations from doctors being that seafood be eaten at least once a week. Chicken breasts, skinless, are often overlooked as being healthy, and can be prepared in a number of ways that make them a great deal more appetising that cockroach milk.
If you are really keen to try the newest superfood trend and down a glass of roach milk, we won’t stop you…and we hope it makes you feel really good too!