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Iron: essential to healthy brain function

Post by  Joel Gladd Mar 01, 2018

In 2001 U.S. researchers studied a group of 5398 children who were attending school, searching for possible links between academic success and nutrition. Although important micronutrients such as Vitamin B12 are often implicated in these kinds of studies, The results of a 2001 study on...

 Vitamin B12-deficiency is linked to the depression, dementia, and unhealthy aging. Dietary sources remain the gold standard, but pay attention to the finer details. Absorption and bioavailability matter.    According to the Anxiety and Depression Association, depression is “the leading cause of disability in...

Does Cricket Flour contain the fountain of youth?

Post by  Joel Gladd Aug 17, 2017
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As scientists learn more about ageing and longevity in humans, they're focusing on compounds that signal the body to clear damaged parts of the cell. It's been discovered that one such key compound is spermidine, which is found in crickets. Healthy autophagy means longer living...

What Happens When Consumers See “cricket flour” On A Label?

Post by  Guest Author May 15, 2017

Cricket Flour on a Label? The Outcome Is Not What You Would Expect: What happens when Western food marketers blend novel food items, such as insect protein, with more commonly accepted ingredients? A recent study suggests that may be an effective strategy. Researchers from the...

Fatigue Among Women And Why Cricket Protein May Be Able To Help

Post by  Guest Author May 02, 2017
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Insect protein is a smart solution to iron deficiency I’ve been a holistic nutritionist for almost four years. I’ve worked with hundreds of women and most of their stories sound similar. They feel overworked because they have too much on their plate. They tell me...

Can Vegetarians Eat Insects? Guest Author: Matt Park

Post by  Adam Whitten Mar 24, 2017

Mental Floss: A Story of How I Became a Vegetarian That Eats Bugs By: Matt Park I grew up skiing in Utah, my dad is an excellent and avid skier who taught me to ski at the age of two. I grew up with long,...