The edible insect that improves gut health in two weeks

Yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir, tempeh, kimchi — you’ve tried them all.

But your gut’s still grumbling. You just can’t seem to get it back on track.

Sound familiar?

Maybe you’ve OD’d on antibiotics in recent years. Or maybe you’re just starting to give your gut some love after years of neglect… and Big Macs.

Whatever the case, restoring balance to your microbiome takes time. And sometimes creativity. And maybe even a little courage.

If you’re feeling creative and courageous today, put that kombucha or yogurt down for a second. Better yet, put it in the fridge, so it stays cold and you can finish it later (healthy food is expensive!).

I want to tell you about another gut-friendly food that I’m pretty sure you haven’t tried…


Now, I don’t know where you fall on the insect-eating spectrum…

Do you munch on chocolate-covered ants while you watch Seinfeld reruns?

Or does the thought of having an insect in your mouth (no matter how much chocolate it’s covered in) makes you want to vomit?

If you can tolerate the idea at all, there are some fabulous health reasons to give insect-eating a shot… particularly cricket eating. And better gut health is one of them.

Peak Digestion

Protects You From Unwanted Effects of Gluten Ingestion, Calms Stomach Upset and Supports Digestion!


Why crickets make your gut sing

Crickets may be the true breakfast of (gut) champions…

In a recent study, researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison had healthy adults between 18 and 48 years old eat a breakfast that contained crickets for two weeks. And it helped their gut.

These people experienced an increase in a metabolic enzyme tied to gut health. They also had less TNF-alpha, an inflammatory protein in the blood. They even saw an increase in the beneficial bacteria in their gut.

Nice, right? But why did eating crickets have such a quick effect on gut health?

Because they’re high in fiber. And fiber feeds the beneficial bacteria in your gut.

As a bonus, the fiber found in crickets is different than the fiber in fruits and vegetables, so you get some variety. And dietary variety is the foundation of good health.

Crickets (and other insects) are also a good source of protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats.

Consider cricket eating

Would you consider eating crickets for those benefits?

The way I see it, if you can eat an egg, a chicken, a cow, a pig or a fish, you can eat a cricket. It’s no different, you just have to wrap your mind (and mouth) around it.

If you are considering adding crickets to your diet, I have good news. You don’t have to pop a whole cricket in your mouth. You can get cricket flour and add it to things like muffins and smoothies. In fact, that’s what they did in the study.

Phewww. That’s a relief, right?

And here’s another bonus if you care about the environment…

Raising crickets uses far less resources than raising cows, pigs or chickens. So, if you eat crickets, you get high-quality animal protein while staying environmentally friendly. It’s a simple way to do good and feel good.

Editor’s note: Did you know that when you take your body from acid to alkaline you can boost your energy, lose weight, soothe digestion, avoid illness and achieve wellness? Click here to discover The Alkaline Secret to Ultimate Vitality and revive your life today!

Jenny Smiechowski

By Jenny Smiechowski

Jenny Smiechowski is a Chicago-based freelance writer who specializes in health, nutrition and the environment. Her work has appeared in online and print publications like Chicagoland Gardening magazine, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, BetterLife Magazine,, and