U.N. says westerners should eat more bugs

Jessica Janner

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U.N. says westerners should eat more bugs

CREATED Aug. 22, 2013

(KTNV) -- Those of us with sensitive stomachs probably won't even consider this idea -- the United Nations is telling westerners to try adding more bugs in our diet.

Turns out some options are actually better than others.

Crickets for instance, which are very commonly eaten in Thailand and other Asian countries, have about 13 grams of protein per serving and are also a good source of calcium.

Also, the protein from grasshoppers comes comes pretty close to that of a similar-sized serving of chicken breast.

For more than two billion people worldwide -- that's a third of the planet -- bugs are already a daily dietary staple.

The U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization says that the consumption of insects will become more necessary as the world's population continues to grow.