Ever wondered what possible health benefits, creatures like cockroach can have?
Due to the activities of Cockroaches in our wastes, they carry bacteria that can contaminate our food and make us ill.
They cause food poisoning, diarrhea, and Staphylococcus infections. Though cockroaches are considered dangerous to the health that Nigerians never thought of eating them, some countries to tend to eat them as a special delicacy, especially China that they even have farms for the cockroaches.
China knows the health benefits of cockroaches that’s why often consume it. But what are those health benefits?
1. Cockroaches are good sources of daily protein. As protein helps to build up the body, eating cockroaches can provide the protein the body need.
2. Eating cockroaches could improve bacterial infections resistance in your body. Though dirty cockroaches can tranfer bacteria infections to the body, when breeded on a farm, they can also improve the bacterial resistance in the body.
3. Researchers found powerful antibiotic properties in the brains of cockroaches which would help treat multi-drug resistant bacterial infections. Multi-drug resistance is when a bacteria in the body, cannot be treated with several antibiotics which are designed for that purpose. So cockroaches provides powerful antibiotics which help eliminate the bacteria.
NOTE: In the case you want to consume cockroaches because of these health benefits, to avoid diseases, it should be the ones breeded on a farm or you can start your own farm if possible.
Cockroaches are not only edible they are also healthy to eat, you just have to ensure you cook them well to kill the bacteria germs present in them. To make sure of this, the cockroaches are fried in vegetable oil, giving them a crunchy and delicious taste. There is even a certain specie called the giant Madagascar hissing cockroach which tastes like chicken when prepared well.